Neonatal ICU Nepean Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The NICU admits between  900 – 1000 newborns per year, approximately 10% of these being under 30 weeks gestation at birth. The unit is funded for 11 level 3 beds (intensive care ventilation) and 25 level 2 beds (high dependency and special care).

The unit provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive specialty care to newborn infants with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions, including extremely premature infants born as early as 24 weeks gestation.

Parents are encouraged to be active in their baby’s care. However, due to the special needs of all the newborns we care for within the unit, some restrictions apply regarding visiting. Parents are welcome to visit at any time. Family and friends are welcome to visit, between 11am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm & 6.30pm – 8.30pm but must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

For enquiries phone: 4734 2850

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