Special Care Nursery staff care for all unwell babies. This includes babies that are treated at Bendigo Health and, where necessary, babies that are stabilised and transferred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne for further investigation and treatment.
Our unit has specially trained nurses, a paediatric registrar and consultant as part of the team as well as maternity social work, lactation consultants and allied health professionals.
We have established links to regional service providers and community care services.
The Special Care Nursery takes babies from 32 weeks gestation and caters for a range of babies’ needs.
Babies are admitted via the Birth Suite at Bendigo Health and outlying regional health service providers following consultation with the on-call paediatrician and the community.