|Paediatrics / Neonatal: The multi-disciplinary team |
We are a friendly motivated team from diverse cultural backgrounds with a wealth of experience and knowledge. The team is lead by committed senior nurses who are supported by a nurse manager, an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner and a practice development nurse.
The neonatal unit is provided with 24-hour on call cover by a consultant Neonatologist. Specialist registrars manage the unit on a day-to-day basis, while supporting a team of junior medical staff.
The nursing and medical staff are supported by a housekeeper, domestic staff and ward administrator.
scientific audiologists provide a weekly hearing screening programme.
|strong>Breast feeding facilitator|
provides feeding support on the neonatal unit and postnatal ward.
provide spiritual care 24 hours a day for people of all denominations.
|Child development workers|
promote the psychological well being of children, siblings and families.
provides psychological support for staff and families.
the paediatric dietician provides on-site expertise focusing mainly on the pre-term and growth-retarded infant with feeding problems.
|Drug liaison nurse|
works in conjunction with the unit and drug agency (Response) and advises families and staff.
provides on-site technical support, training, product evaluation and procurement in conjunction with the medical physics department.
works closely with families and the multi-disciplinary team providing expertise and training in NIDCAP & Brazelton to improve the developmental care and outcomes of the high risk infant.
provide a weekly on-site screening programme for infants at risk of retinopathy of prematurity.
the neonatal pharmacist provides a clinical and educational role in ensuring optimisation of care to patients in all aspects of neonatal treatment and co-ordinates the manufacture and preparation of intravenous nutrition and antibiotics under sterile conditions.
the paediatric physiotherapist works closely with the multidisciplinary team and provides physiotherapy for both in-patients and out-patients with a wide variety of needs, particularly neurodevelopmental problems.
|Social work team|
provide an on-site child protection and liaison team.
|Speech & language specialist|
focuses on infants with neurodevelopmental problems, particularly infants with swallowing difficulties.
|Ultrasonographers & radiographers|
provide 24-hour radiographer cover. Routine cranial ultrasound scans are performed weekly with a daily service for more urgent requests.