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Queen's Medical Centre

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Queen's Medical Centre

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Trust Website: www.nuh.nhs.uk

Hospital Services

Access to a Midwife
A midwife service is available for postnatal ladies from the ward and those who have been discharged home

If you need to access this service, please speak to the nurse in charge on the unit
Catering and Shops (on site)
- Eatwell restaurant on D4 - Eatwell café, Costa Coffee and Amigos Newsagents at hospital main entrance - Various other food outlets throughout the hospital - Stock shop (Ladies Fashion) - Chemist at hospital main entrance
In corridor behind Costa Coffee and Amigos Newsagents in hospital main entrance area
Tel 0800 183 0204 (open Mon-Fri 10-12 and 1.30-3.30) Email pals@nuh.nhs.uk

Interpreters and signers are available and can be arranged by the unit staff
Religious & Spiritual Support
There is a chapel within the Hospital.
Please speak to a member of staff

Visiting Information

Visiting Hours
Between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and between 6.00pm and 9.00pm

Open access

Numbers allowed per cot
3 (one of these must be a parent)

All visitors must be accompanied by a parent.
No children under 14

Ward Information

Who's who on the Neonatal Unit Matron
Barbara Linley

Unit Manager
Paul Farmer

Consultant Neonatologists
Dr Stephen Wardle, Dr Carrie Young, Dr Phoebe Kigozo, Dr Anjum Deorukhkar, Professor Helen Budge, Dr Don Sharkey, Dr Craig Smith, Dr Dulip Jayasinghe, Dr Bernard Schoonakker, Dr Lleona Lee, Dr Dushyant Batra, Dr Julia Edwards

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNPs)
Louise Crabtree, Jo Gilfedder, Tori Downe, Donna Hillyard, Dale Vizzard, Jane Barber, Julie Hitchcox

Feeding Coordinators/Breastfeeding Support
All staff on the unit are trained to support families with breast and all other types of feeding.
Specialist feeding advisors are available via unit referral

Bereavement Support
Provided by the neonatal bereavement nurse and bereavement support midwife via unit referral

Counselling Service/Psychological Support
There is no support available on the unit. Support should be accessed through own GP

Play Specialists
FAB worker What to expect on arrival Access to the unit
Swipe card entry system, one swipe card will be given to parents/carers only on admission of baby. Swipe cards must be returned on transfer or discharge

Who to ask for on arrival
The nurse in charge or the nurse caring for your baby

Who will give initial update on baby's condition
The nurse caring for your baby can give updates at any time
Medical staff are available during the ward rounds and upon request

Ward Round times
Every day between 11.00am and 1.00pm

Quiet time
Daily between 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Accommodation for parents
6 bedrooms are available on Ward B26
2 on-suite rooming in bedrooms on the unit for parents to get used to caring for their baby just prior to discharge

Accommodation for siblings
Not available

Meal Provision
All meals provided to mothers staying overnight on ward B26, mothers staying in the rooming in rooms will be given a meal box
Mothers spending the majority of the day on the unit can order a snack or meal box

Self Catering Facilities
Fridge, microwave, kettle, cutlery and crockery available. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread and butter are also provided free of charge

Mobile Phones
It is important that mobile phones are switched to silent and that telephone calls are made away from the cot side, in the public areas of the hospital as this helps to reduce noise levels which babies can find stressful. Mobile phones can be used to take photographs of your baby

Breast Feeding Facilities/Equipment
There is a expressing room on the unit
Mobile breast pumps are available for use at the cot side
A number of breast pumps are also available to loan for use at home whilst baby is on the unit

Sitting Area
There is a sitting room with TV and a quiet room on the unit

Play Area/facilities
There is a toy box located in the parent sitting room. Children should be supervised at all times

Parent Support Group
Our parent support group is called Nottingham Neonatal Family Group, and is held on the second Wednesday of every month at Trent Vineyard. For further information please contact Nicola Kilbey-Hay onnottinghamneonatalfamilygroup@live.co.ukor speak to a member of the Family Care Team. Our baby group is called Little Senses, run by our FaB Support Worker, and held every Friday afternoon at Beeston Sure Start Centre. For further information please contact Tracey Maycock, FaB Support Worker

Nearest B&B/Hotels for other family members
De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH, which is approximately a 5 minute drive away from the hospital
There are a number of other B&B/Hotels which are all within a 5 minute drive

Maps & Directions

Hospital Address Queen's Medical Centre Campus
Derby Road
NG7 2UH Nearest car park
Visitor car park 1, opposite East Block

Parking Rates (including any subsidies)
Subsidised parking is available on request
After first 4 weeks of stay parking is free

Nearest bus stop
At Main Entrance

Nearest Railway Station
Station Road

This Neonatal Unit has an official Facebook page, visit the page here

This Neonatal Unit has its own Facebook support group run by parents, you can join here or search Facebook for Nottingham Neonatal Unit City Hospital NNU & QMC Queens Medical Centre. Please note the group is only open to parents of preterm/term babies who are or have been on the Neonatal Unit at either Nottingham QMC or City Campus.