Stage One of the Neonatal Nursery redevelopment is now complete. The new Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is part of the $50 million Sustainment Project at the Women's & Children's Hospital. The new modern unit provides larger spaces with improved patient privacy and infection control while making families feel more comfortable.
The SCBU has a number of new facilities which include a new family lounge area, added space at cot side for families and carers and isolation rooms for individual and twin babies. Additional features include new information panels, dedicated wash-up station for cleaning feeding equipment, new staff call system and the introduction of programmed circadian lighting to promote neuro-development care.
Our team have worked closely with the design team to ensure we create a spacious, calming and supportive environment in order for the WCH to continue to deliver the highest quality care for some of their most vulnerable patients.
Works are already underway on the next stage of the Neonatal Nursery redevelopment. This stage will involve an upgrade of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which is due for completion in early 2021.