Newborn intensive care
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.
Every year, more than 1600 babies who are born sick or too early (prematurely) are cared for by the specialist Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Women’sLearn more
Your baby’s stay in NICU, Parkville
Parents are welcome in the NICU nursery at any time, and you will be able to make the space around your baby your ownLearn more
Parents and families at Parkville
Parents are at the centre of the team caring for your baby. There will be a number of staff with different areas of expertise involved in your baby’s careLearn more
Going home from NICU
Once your baby is well enough, either you will be able to take them home or they will be transferred to another hospital.Learn more
Transferring from NICU to another hospital
If your baby is doing well but not yet ready to go home, the next stage of your baby’s care will be in a special care unit at another hospital.Learn more