Although we can provide medical and nursing care for your baby, only you can give the love and attention he or she needs from a parent.
Your baby will be cared for by a team of nurses and doctors specially trained to look after premature and sick newborn babies.
We will discuss all aspects of your baby’s care with you and will keep you fully informed of his or her progress.
You will find a ‘who’s who’ board on the unit that tells you about the senior staff. You will see the nurses and doctors working in different areas of the unit at different times.
The consultants are the specialist doctors who manage the overall treatment of individual babies. Our neonatal consultants take turns in coordinating the care of babies in the different nurseries each week.
|Dr Ryan Watkins
Consultant, Chief of Service
(Women’s and Children’s services)
|Dr Rob Bomont
Consultant, Educational Lead, College Tutor
and Programme Training Director for HE-KSS
|Dr Neil Aiton
Consultant, Lead for Neonatal Cardiology
and Substance Misuse
|Dr Phil Amess
Consultant, Clinical Lead
|Dr Cathy Garland
|Dr Cassie Lawn
Consultant, Transport Lead
|Dr Heike Rabe
Consultant, Senior Clinical Lecturer
|Dr Ramon Fernández
Consultant, Clinical Governance Lead
|Dr Prashanth Bhat
|Dr Nikolay Drenchev
|Dr Bettina, Reulecke
They are supported by a team of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNPs) and doctors. Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are nurses who have undergone additional and specialist training in neonatology. This includes a period of academic training and clinical training, including in the practical procedures we regularly perform on the neonatal unit.
The sisters are the most senior specialist nurses on the unit. They are supported by a team of nurses who are specially trained to look after premature and sick newborn babies; they will be responsible for your baby’s day-to-day care. Student nurses are always supported by a more experienced nurse. A designated senior nurse will coordinate the whole of the nursing team on the unit each day and a nurse leader will be allocated for each nursery.
Please ask for the nurse or consultant in charge for the nursery if you wish to discuss a particular issue with them.
The neonatal team also includes ward clerks, secretaries, health care assistants, care centre assistants and a medical technician.
The health, development and care needs of babies can be complex. Other members of the multi-disciplinary team may be involved in your baby’s care, including physiotherapists, speech therapists, dieticians, radiologists, neonatal surgeons, health visitors, social workers, specialist nurses and a counsellor.
In the interests of your baby’s health and welfare, the nurses and doctors on this unit routinely meet and correspond with other health and social care professionals to discuss your baby’s condition and progress and future care and/or treatments.