University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Neonatal intensive care unit

Neonatal intensive care unit

The neonatal intensive care unit provides specialist care to sick term and preterm (premature) newborn babies and can be found on D level, Princess Anne Hospital. The interactive video below will help you to understand what to expect when you arrive on the unit as well as helping you find your way around. 

The state-of-the-art, purpose-built unit has been specially designed as a bright, welcoming and spacious environment for babies and their families. We have 23 intensive and high dependency cots and 14 special care cots. Each cot has monitoring equipment and is colour-coded to give each baby its own place in the world. There are also parent and carer facilities available both on the unit and within the hospital site.  

We provide an extensive range of specialist paediatric services in neonatal medicine and surgery, including:

We also work closely with the fetal medicine unit, managing high risk and complicated pregnancies and deliveries.

As one of the largest neonatal units in the country we treat around 900 babies a year, from across the south and the channel islands.

Holding Little Hands - our family support group

Our Facebook group, Holding Little Hands, provides a space for support, latest news and information sharing. The group is run by family liaison sisters from our neonatal unit.