Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
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.