Support in hospital

Postnatal ward

If you have your baby in hospital, you may choose to stay on the postnatal ward for additional support after your baby is born.

Intensive, special and transitional care

Some babies require extra care and observations after birth. We are able to provide intensive, special and transitional care.

The Trevor Mann baby Unit (TMBU) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton provides both intensive care and special care. If your baby is expected to be born before 35 weeks gestation, or early problems are anticipated, the Unit provides the Specialist facilities needed to care for your baby.

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath is linked to the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at Brighton. SCBU has eight cots, and can accommodate babies born after 34 weeks gestation as well as provide ‘repatriation’ to local babies who have been born in other Units.

Transitional care is offered to babies who require extra care or observations after birth, but do not require admission to a special care baby unit.