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Neonatal Unit

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Colchester

The Neonatal Unit is accessible from the main hospital entrance.

How to get here

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Staying in hospital

Ward information

 

Visiting

 

There is an open visiting policy for parents on the Neonatal Unit, so you are welcome to visit at any time. Other visitors are welcome to visit between 15.00 and 17.00. Any visitors must be accompanied by one/both parents or they will not be permitted to visit. This is to protect your baby.

 

Whilst an inpatient in the hospital if you cannot visit your baby staff will aim to come and update when possible.

 

If other arrangements need to be made, please discuss this with the nurse in charge. Baby’s brothers and sisters are welcome at any time and are the responsibility of parents whilst on the unit. We ask that no other children under the age of 16 visit.

 

People who are unwell should not visit the Neonatal Unit. To protect the babies we ask that only parents should touch or cuddle their baby whilst they are still in an incubator. It is very important to wash your hands before touching your baby.

Ward contact information

01206 742 857

01206 742 950

Ipswich Hospital

The Neonatal Unit is on Framlingham Ward,  entrance 7.

Caring for your baby at home

The Ipswich neonatal outreach team support babies who are able to be discharged from the Neonatal Unit, but still need some ongoing support, for example babies who are on oxygen or supported feeding.

 

How to get here

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Staying in hospital

Ward contact information

01473 703 070

We care for babies born from 27 weeks at both Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital.  We provide holistic and family centred care for the sick, new born baby.
 
We work within the East of England Neonatal Network, and the units at both hospitals are level 2 neonatal units.
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