Newborn babies who need medical attention are admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Most babies admitted to the NICU are premature (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), or have a medical condition that requires support of breathing and other body systems.
High quality care
Our highly trained staff use the latest technology to provide specialized care according to the highest international standards for the tiniest patients. We stabilise babies with life-threatening conditions and care for babies who need the highest level of care (Level 3 NICU).
Having your baby admitted to NICU can be a frightening and worrying time. We work in partnership with parents to ensure we support your baby, your family and deliver the highest standard of care. Your baby is at the centre of all the care we deliver. We want you to be with your baby as much as possible so there is a 24 hour visiting policy for parents.
When your baby is nearly ready for discharge we offer a bed for mothers to stay next to their baby. Care doesn't stop once your baby leaves the hospital. We carefully monitor your baby's progress as they begin life at home through our Neonatal Follow-up Clinic.
We are a centre for neonatal research with studies in collaboration with Imperial College London and the University of Sharjah. Our research aims to help improve the health and future of babies who are born sick.
The NICU is led by Consultant Neonatologist, Dr Nicholas Hoque. Dr Hoque’s medical degree is from Imperial College London and he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is author of the international best-selling textbook The Oxford Handbook of Neonatology.