The unit has six intensive care cots accepting in-utero and ex-utero referrals, five cots for high dependency and six cots for special care. In 2005, there were 488 babies treated on the unit.
The neonatal unit support the work of our maternity service. There are weekly meetings to discuss antenatal and neonatal issues and regular case discussion and presentations. There are also multidisciplinary reviews together with the child psychotherapist who has dedicated sessions in the unit. There are in-utero transfers to the unit from other hospitals.
The unit is currently the focus of a major fundraising appeal, Building for Babies, which aims to raise £3 million to move, expand and modernise the Whittington's neonatal service.