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Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

A new mum and baby in NICUThe neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) cares for babies requiring special care, whether it is due to pre-maturity, illness at delivery or health problems during the baby’s stay at hospital.

The unit has twenty cots - four of those are intensive care cots, six are high dependency cot and ten are special care cots.

NICU is on the first floor of the maternity unit on St Mary’s Road, Poole.

If your baby has to stay in NICU, we will work with the  immediate family to meet his or her specific needs.The facilities at the special baby unit include two overnight rooms with en-suite shower, a playroom  and a family room.

A community team is available if needed to provide ongoing care once a baby is discharged.

The unit has open visiting for parents and siblings.

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Phone handset graphicIntensive care:
01202 442330
Nursery: 
01202 442566

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St Mary's Maternity HospitalNICU is located within St Mary's Maternity Hospital, which is a few minutes' walk from the main Poole Hospital building.

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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