Special Care Nursery

The Better Health Channel provides a guide to your baby's development.

Do all babies go to the Special Care Nursery?

No. Babies admitted to the Special Care Nursery generally have a range of medical conditions which require specialised care.

Can I stay with my baby?

Yes. While there are no beds in the nursery, there are sleeper chairs or recliners to stay by baby’s side. We support parents and babies being together and do all we can to facilitate family-centred care.

What happens if my baby becomes more unwell?

If your baby needs a high level of care than we are able to provide, the paediatric team will organise a transfer to a more specialised hospital. If this occurs, you will be fully consulted as part of the process.