Most babies will stay with their mothers on the postnatal ward. However, some babies need extra care when they are born. This may be because they are premature or because they have a problem at birth.
Where this cannot be managed within our Transitional Care Unit on the postnatal ward, these babies will require admission to a Special Care Baby Unit. The Royal Surrey County Hospital has a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) on Level G, next to the Maternity Unit.
If your baby needs to stay on SCBU but you are well enough to go home, you would be discharged home and visit your baby and arrangements would be made for you to recieve your postnatal care as a ward attender or at home.