The Women’s has one of Australia’s largest specialist neonatal services. Our intensive care and special care nurseries provide comprehensive care for unwell and/or premature babies.
- Care for unwell and/or premature babies
- Arrange the transfer of babies to a hospital closer to their home, when they no longer require our tertiary level care
- One of our specialist neonatologists can attend antenatal consultation, and birth, for women who have specific risk factors (for example, twin pregnancies)
- Assessment of babies in the hospital’s general postnatal wards
- Neonatal ultrasound (medical referral required)
- Follow-up clinics after the birth – in particular for babies who are born prematurely
We predominantly care for babies born at the Women’s. We also care for unwell babies who have been transferred from other hospitals by the Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval Service (PIPER).
We have an internationally recognised research program assessing many neonatal problems and studying long term outcomes. We also conduct extensive postgraduate training programs for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
Newborn Follow-up Clinics
The Newborn Follow-up Clinics provide management of babies who have had medical problems in the newborn period. There is a focus on surveillance, with referral to other community services as appropriate.Learn more
Newborn Intensive Care (NICU)
The Neonatal Service provides care to newborn infants born at the Women’s or referred for tertiary level intensive or special care.Learn more
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