Our Wards

Paediatric patient driving a mini-tesla used to drive them to and from surgery

Special Care Baby Unit

About us

We are a Special Care Unit with a capacity of 10 cots – 4x high Dependency and 6x Special Care. We are part of the South East Coast Operational Delivery Network (SEC ODN). We provide neonatal care for babies equal to and over 31 weeks gestation, or birth weight equal to or over 1200g. We are able to provide short-term ventilation until transfer to a specialist centre can be arranged. This includes ventilation and Active Cooling via Tecotherm.

Visiting times

Normal visiting times have changed due to Covid-19. You may arrange a visit by contacting the ward and booking an appointment. The ward will complete a risk assessment for each visitor.

Visiting times are 2pm-8pm, Monday-Sunday.

Contact us

Direct line: 01483 464 834

Hospital telephone: 01483 571 122

Extension: 4701/6378


Level G, opposite St. Catherine’s Ward.