On the Neonatal Unit at North Tees, the care of babies’ transitions from Intensive Care, High Dependency to Special Care. Not all babies need to be cared for in each room, some, however will.
The team of professionals that will care for your baby is a large team consisting of doctors, nurses and lots of other multi-agency staff.
Our team, based on the unit, consists of five Neonatologists, senior and junior doctors, a Ward Matron. We also have our own team of five Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNP’s), a large team of nursing staff which includes our Nursing Sisters and Staff Nurses. We also have four Housekeepers plus Domestics. And our two Ward Clarks. We’re sure you will agree the whole team is pretty amazing.
There are also many other members of a wider team you will see, including, Newborn Hearing Screeners, Physiotherapists, Student Nurses and Midwives, Pharmacists, Ward Hostesses, Radiologists and Ophthalmologists to name a few!
When you walk on to our Neonatal Unit, you’ll see that it has three main rooms babies are cared for in; Intensive Care; High Dependency and Special Care. As well as this it has two side rooms. A Transitional Care room, which enables families to gain confidence in caring for their baby/babies before discharge. There is also two family rooms which are used by parents who may have a poorly baby and or if we have families who don’t live too close to the hospital.
Other facilities on the unit include a kitchen and family sitting room, a milk fridge for storage of expressed breast milk, a shower room and we also have some boxes of goodies to keep brothers and sisters of our babies occupied whilst visiting the unit.