Grace Centre for newborn care handbook

Arriving here

Your baby has been admitted to Grace Centre for Newborn Care for intensive care or special care treatment. Our team will meet your baby and determine what treatment they need. 

Specialist teams such as heart doctors or surgeons may meet your baby and do some tests. 

If the baby's mum is still in the birth unit, we will take some photos and provide your partner with an update. We may also speak to the baby's mum on the phone.

As soon as it is safe (this is determined by your midwives and team in the birth unit) you will be bought over to the Grace Centre by wheelchair to spend time with your baby. In the next few days, you will come over to the Grace Centre more and more as you recover after the baby's birth.

Care in Grace

Grace Centre for Newborn Care has a team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who are specifically trained and experienced in caring for newborn babies needing specialist treatment. 

Babies cared for in the Grace Centre for Newborn Care may need one or more of the following treatments:

  • a surgical operation
  • mechanical support for their breathing due to prematurity, pneumonia, or operative surgery
  • diagnostic tests involving complex imaging with x-rays, ultrasounds, and other new techniques
  • special studies of body chemistry and cell biology 

We know that being in hospital with a sick baby can be very difficult for families. 

If there is anything we can do to help you, please feel free to ask a staff member at any time. 

Last updated Monday 15th April 2024