Neonatal Unit

A Neonatal Unit is a part of a hospital which provides care for babies who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), with a medical condition which needs treatment, or at a low birthweight.

Description

A Neonatal Unit  is a part of a hospital which provides care for babies who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks' gestation), with a medical condition which needs treatment, or at a low birthweight.

This includes all levels of neonatal care, comprising Special Care Baby Units (level 1), Local Neonatal Units (level 2) and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)  (level 3).

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Neonatal Units
Short name NNU

Where Used

Type Link How used
NHS Business Definition Maternity Episode references in description Neonatal Unit
Supporting Information Neonatal Unit references in description Neonatal Unit
Data Element ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF ADMITTING NEONATAL UNIT) references in description Neonatal Unit
NHS Business Definition Postnatal references in description Neonatal Unit
Data Element SITE CODE (OF ADMITTING NEONATAL UNIT) references in description Neonatal Unit
Supporting Information Supporting Definitions Menu references in description Neonatal Unit
Data Element TRANSFER START DATE (NEONATAL UNIT) references in description Neonatal Unit
Data Element TRANSFER START TIME (NEONATAL UNIT) references in description Neonatal Unit