Neonatal patients

Inpatient neonatal care is for all babies born at East Surrey Hospital at 27 weeks and above. Sometimes, pregnant women below 27 weeks present to the delivery unit and are not in a position to be transferred to a tertiary centre in-utero and therefore the baby is delivered here and transferred out using the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Neonatal Transport Service. Such babies are then transferred back once they are above 27 weeks and stable for continuing care in our unit.

A baby born at East Surrey and discharged home, but presented to hospital within the first 7 days of life, may be considered for admission to the Neonatal Unit depending on their illness.