Neonatology patient information
Information for parents and visitors of our neonatal units.
Information for parents and visitors
Having a baby admitted to a neonatal unit is often an unexpected and unsettling experience for parents. When babies are admitted to us, we aim to help parents feel welcome, and to provide reassurance and information. You will be given a copy of our information pack, which includes our hand-washing and visiting guidelines, and the ‘BLISS Parent Information Guide’ about having a premature or sick baby. We will also tell you about the neonatal unit and update you on your baby’s condition.
All the babies cared for on the neonatal unit are very susceptible to infections and need to be protected. Influenza and other viruses can cause significant problems for sick or vulnerable babies. The best way to reduce the risk of any infection reaching the neonatal unit, and to prevent the babies catching them, is to limit the number of visitors coming into the neonatal unit. Parents have unrestricted access to the neonatal unit, but please make sure to read our notices detailing the start date and content of our winter visiting policy.
Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital neonatal unit
Main reception: 020 3313 5158
Intensive care unit: 020 3313 3174
Special care unit: 020 3313 3908
St Mary’s Hospital neonatal unit
Main reception: 020 3312 1103
Intensive care unit: 020 3312 6294
Special care unit: 020 3312 5059
For questions about neonatal follow-up clinic appointments once your baby has been discharged contact our neonatal secretaries on 020 3313 5369 or by fax 020 3313 1122.
Patient information leaflets
- Breast milk fortifier (BMF) explained (children)
- Dummies on the neonatal unit
- Oral healthcare for your baby
- Unlicensed BCG vaccine: guide for parents and carers
- Your appointment at the feeding clinic
- Welcome to the neonatal unit at St Marys Hospital
- Welcome to the neonatal unit at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital
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