Newborn intensive care

As experts in complex and complicated pregnancies in Victoria, we care for about 1,500 premature and unwell babies each year

The Women’s has one of the largest specialist newborn intensive care units (NICU) in Australia. Some of Victoria’s most unwell and premature babies come to us to receive the highly specialised care they need. 

While most babies only require a brief stay, some will spend weeks or even months in our hospital. Our teams work around the clock to care for the babies, and support the families through the highly emotional and often difficult and challenging journey.