About Sunrise Neonatal Unit

Welcome to Sunrise Neonatal Unit.

We are based on the first floor within maternity building and have 24 cots in total to provide care to critically unwell and premature babies. In addition to this we support caring for newborn babies by the mother’s bedside within maternity on the postnatal ward. We work very closely with our maternity birthing center, labour ward and with different neonatal units within the London Neonatal Network for provision of specialist neonatal care, including surgery.

The Sunrise Neonatal Unit team strives to work in partnership with parents to provide highest quality family centered care for premature and newborn babies who are unwell at birth. We understand that having a baby on a neonatal unit can be very sensitive and emotional time for parents and have services in place to help and support parents of babies in our care. We do not have residential facility for parents but invite parents to visit their baby anytime on the unit as per their convenience. In addition to this, we have three parent bedrooms available for parents to stay overnight in preparation for discharge or support.

Our team

Our multidisciplinary team includes doctors, neonatal nurses, nursery nurses, receptionist, administration support, physiotherapist, neonatal speech and language therapist, dietitian, psychotherapist, and safeguarding midwife. We facilitate various supportive programmes including breast feeding support, parents’ coffee mornings and psychosocial support. In addition to this our discharge planning includes neonatal community support after discharge, family days and Sunrise Charity events.

When your baby is admitted to our unit, our team will give further details on the various facilities (including car parking) and pathways designed to offer support to families of babies admitted to the neonatal unit.

We have well established parent support group and welcome suggestions and feedback.