Newborn intensive care
The Women’s has one of the largest specialist newborn intensive care units (NICU) in Australia. Some of Victoria’s most unwell and premature babies come to us to receive the highly specialised care they need.
While most babies only require a brief stay, some will spend weeks or even months in our hospital. Our teams work around the clock to care for the babies, and support the families through the highly emotional and often difficult and challenging journey.
Every year, around 1,500 babies who are born sick or too early (prematurely) are cared for by the specialist Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Women’s.Learn more
Going home from NICU
Once your baby is well enough, either you will be able to take them home or they will be transferred to another hospital.Learn more
Parents and families
You are at the centre of the team caring for your baby; and there will be a number of staff with different areas of expertise involved in your baby’s care.Learn more
Transferring from NICU to another hospital
If your baby is doing well but not yet ready to go home, the next stage of your baby’s care will be in a special care unit at another hospital.Learn more
Your baby’s stay in NICU
We know it can be a stressful and upsetting time if your baby needs extra care after birth. In this video, let us show you around the NICU and explain what you might see and expect here.Learn more