If your baby requires special care only and is 34 weeks and over
you may be able to care for your baby with the support of a
neonatal assistant on transitional care (based on the post natal
unit). You will remain an inpatient during this time under the care
of the midwifery team and your baby will continue to be reviewed on
a daily basis or as required by the paediatric team.
Whilst on transitional care your baby will still be vulnerable
to infection so please keep your visitors to a minimum and continue
to follow the infection advise re hand washing and handling your
baby. This is for your baby's protection. When your baby no longer
requires support from the neonatal team he/she will be transferred
to the care of the midwifery team or discharged home from
transitional care. If for any reason you are no longer able
to stay with your baby he/she will be transferred to the neonatal
unit for continuing care.