University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

baby foot

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialist care to sick term and pre-term (premature) newborn babies.

The state-of-the-art facility is located at the Princess Anne Hospital and has 37 cots, 23 intensive/high dependency cots and 14 special care cots.

It is one of the largest neonatal units in the country treating around 900 babies a year, from Southampton, Poole & Bournemouth, Chichester, Dorchester, Basingstoke, the Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester and the Channel Islands.

The purpose-built unit, which was refurbished in 2006, has been specially designed as a bright, welcoming and spacious environment for babies and their families.

The unit provides an extensive range of specialist paediatric services in neonatal medicine and surgery including:

We work closely with the Fetal Medicine Unit in SUHT, managing high risk and complicated pregnancies and deliveries.