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Congratulations on the birth of your baby and welcome to the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Peter’s Hospital.

We understand that this can be a very emotional and worrying time for you. You are the most important people to your baby and we hope that you will feel able to visit as much as you wish to and we want your experience of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be as positive as possible.

These webpages will introduce you to the Neonatal Unit and to explain some important aspects of your baby’s admission and care. However all the members of the neonatal team are on hand to help answer questions, explain procedures and test results.



We have a range of leaflets available to you in the reception area which explain more about your baby’s journey through the neonatal unit from admission to discharge. There is also information about specific conditions, research projects we are involved in and other aspects of caring for babies.

We may also ask you to complete some questionnaires about different aspects of your baby’s admission. Whilst these are voluntary and anonymous, they are very helpful for us to monitor how we are doing and how we can improve our service. We are always grateful if you can find some time to complete them. We are here to provide a high standard of medical and nursing care for your baby, and also to listen to your worries and concerns.