Westmead Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Westmead Women’s & Newborn Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for babies born prematurely (earlier than expected) as well as babies born with health problems that need specialist care.

Westmead NICU consists of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Special Care nursery. They are the largest NICU in NSW, with over 1,500 babies being admitted to the unit each year from the local health district as well as country areas of NSW.

babies admitted each year

1 in 10
babies are born premature in Australia

1 in 5
babies require some form of resuscitation at birth

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