Visiting Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Parents and siblings

You can visit any time, and we encourage you to come as often as you can.

It's really important that your baby gets to know you, and you get to know your baby.

You may be asked to leave temporarily, for example, during certain procedures, such as when we are taking x-rays.

Other visitors

  • 12.00pm-1.30pm
  • 5.00pm-6.30pm

We try to preserve quiet times:

  • 2.00pm-5.00pm
  • 7.00pm-7.00am

No children under the age of 16 years may visit, unless they are a sibling.

We can only permit two visitors per cot, and one of those must be one of the parents.

We appreciate how important it is to have visitors, but we have to be sensitive to all the families on the unit, provide a pleasant environment, avoid overcrowding and minimise the risk of infection.

Special exceptions

Please discuss any other requests with a ward sister.

If you cannot visit and want a relative to do so in your absence, then this must be arranged in advance, we will need written consent from a parent, and the person you nominate must bring identification.

They will only be able to provide care to the baby if you have shown them what to do.


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