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Introducing the staff of our neonatal unit

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Nurses

Doctors

Other staff

The Pennisula Neonatal

Network Transport Service

 

Nurses


We have approximately 60 members of staff who will be caring and supporting your family. There is a team of registered nurses, nursery nurses and health care assistants. There is a sister on each shift who is the ward coordinator. Their role is to ensure the smooth running of the NNU. If you have any concerns or queries regarding the care of your baby they will be available.

The Senior Nurse and Matron are accountable for the operational management of the neonatal unit and are also available to discuss any concerns you may have with them. They can be contacted on 01392 406199.

 

 

Nurses' shift patterns

 

Long day 07.30 – 20.00
Night 19.30 - 08.00

 

The nurse looking after you and your baby on any given shift will introduce herself and work with you to plan your baby’s care.

 

Ward rounds occur daily in ITU and HDU and in low dependency they occur on a Monday and Thursday. We would love you to be present as you will know your baby best.

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Doctors


Consultants (senior doctors)
Consultants are our most senior doctors within the neonatal unit. This means that they have extensive experience in paediatrics and now specialise in the care of babies. We have 7 neonatal consultants who, between them, provide 24 hour cover 7 days a week.

 

Our consultants are:

Your consultant may continue to see you and your baby after discharge in our out-patient clinic. If necessary your baby’s consultant may refer your baby to other specialists, this will always be discussed with you. You can discuss any aspect of your babies care and treatment with your consultant. If you are not able to be on the ward round an individual appointment with the consultant can be made –please ask your nurse.

 

Junior doctors

We have a number of junior doctors, some of whom rotate to the children’s ward.We also have some ANNP's (advanced neonatal nurse practitioners). 

 

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Other staff who may be involved with your families care


Specialist doctors
As well as the doctors and nurses who are based within the neonatal unit you may meet others.

These include:

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The Pennisula Neonatal Network Transport Service


The Pennisula Neonatal Network Transport Team is based at the Derriford Hosiptal, Plymouth.

They, along with medical staff, are responsible for the safe transfer of your baby from one hospital if required.

Reasons for your baby needing a transfer

Babies who need to be moved to or from another hospital for intensive care/emergency surgery will be accompanied by a nurse from the peninsula transport team - based in Derriford hospital, Plymouth. The transport service consists of a team of staff that have been specifically trained to transfer critically ill babies

 

Your baby will be transferred in a transport incubator. It is specifically designed to give your baby the care he/she needs to ensure a safe and comfortable transfer.

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