The neonatal units in Dorset form part of the Thames and Wessex Neonatal Network.
Some babies require special care, whether due to prematurity, illness at delivery, or health problems during their stay at hospital.
The staff understand that it is an extremely emotional time when your baby/babies are staying in a neonatal unit. They will give you as much support and information as possible. The team will explain your baby’s treatment and show you how to use any relevant equipment. They will support you to do as much of your baby’s care as possible, and you will be fully involved in any decisions about the treatment they need. Staff can also signpost you to any additional support you might need.
Learn more about babies who need special care.
There are two hospitals in Dorset that look after babies requiring special care: Poole and Dorchester.