Maternity and Neonatal Redesign Programme
Through the Maternity and Neonatal Redesign Programme, we are taking forward plans to expand our Neonatal facilities at the Queen’s Medical Centre by the end of 2024. This will give us 21 more cots, taking the total number to 38, and will create a better working environment for staff and more space and privacy for families.
Nottingham University Hospitals provides care for premature babies and their families at both the Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital, and we are the main neonatal intensive care unit for this part of the East Midlands. At the moment, pregnant women who should be able to access neonatal care for their babies at Nottingham, and some babies who are born prematurely, have to be transferred to other hospitals in the East Midlands or even further afield because we do not have enough available cots locally. Thanks to this expansion programme, that situation will be much less likely in future.
The expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Queen’s Medical Centre will include intensive, high dependency and special care cots. The Neonatal service at the City Hospital will become what is known as a ‘Local Neonatal Unit’ (LNU), where babies can be supported in intensive care for up to 48 hours, before being transferred to the Queen’s Medical Centre for longer term care if needed.
Thanks to the Neonatal expansion, a number of career opportunities are available within our friendly Neonatal team.
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If you’re interested in a career with our neonatal team at Nottingham University Hospitals, click here to see the current opportunities available.