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Neonatal intensive care unit

We provide specialist care to sick term and preterm (premature) newborn babies. You can find us on D level in Princess Anne Hospital

Our 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. Parent and carer facilities are available on the unit as well as within the hospital site.

As one of the largest neonatal units in the country, we treat around 900 babies a year and look after babies from across the south and the Channel Islands. We also take babies from other parts of the country for specialised care when needed.

Our unit, in conjunction with Oxford neonatal intensive care unit, operates the Thames Valley Wessex Neonatal Network transport service. This collaboration is known as Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transport (SONeT).


If Southampton is not your local hospital, your baby maybe moved closer to home when they are ready for this. Here is a short video created for families and by families, to help you prepare for this move: Transfer Closer to Home: The neonatal repatriation of your baby - YouTube. We are part of the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Network who co-created this video with Vcreate.

Contact us

  • You can call the unit on 023 8120 6001
  • Email the neonatal secretaries or call 023 8120 4643
  • Fax 023 8120 8522
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
    Princess Anne Hospital
    Coxford Road
    Southampton, SO16 5YA