Welcome to the department of Neonatology.
Here, you will find details on our staff, contact details, parent information as well as other useful information.
The Department of Neonatology is based on two sites:
The unit in Brighton provides a referral neonatal intensive care service for Brighton and East and West Sussex.
The Trevor Mann Baby Unit is the hub of the neonatal network, which covers -
There are approximately 3,500 deliveries per year in Brighton (there are 16,000 deliveries per year in Sussex).
The unit at Princess Royal Hospital is designated for babies who do not require intensive care. There are approximately 2,300 deliveries per year at the Princess Royal Hospital.
Babies who do not require intensive care will be looked after on both sites, predominantly on the site they were booked in antenatally.
There are 24 cots on the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, including 8 currently designated for intensive care and 6 for high dependency. Three new intensive care/high-dependancy care cots are planned as part of the extension of the unit. Another 8 cots are sited on the unit at Princess Royal Hospital.
There are facilities in the maternity unit in Brighton for fetal assessment and fetal medicine, and referrals are accepted for perinatal care prior to neonatal surgery.
The neonatal service has comprehensive support from -
Neonatal surgery is performed at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH), and babies requiring intensive care are stabilised by the Transport Team on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at RACH prior to transfer back to TMBU.
An undergraduate medical school opened in Brighton in October 2003 and we are actively involved in the Paediatric Programme.
We are committed to multi-disciplinary working. The Trevor Mann Baby Unit was the first unit in the UK to appoint a neonatal nurse consultant. A team of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners is being developed across both RSCH and PRH sites.