The Northern Neonatal Network is one of the largest of the neonatal networks in England in terms of geographical area covered. It stretches from the borders of Cumbria and Northumberland down past the Tees valley into North Yorkshire, where it meets the Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network. There are a total of 10 units within the Network. Three of these are designated as Level 3 or Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), and seven are designated as Level 1 or Special Care Units (SCUs).
All ten neonatal units work collaboratively with the Network and it’s dedicated neonatal transfer service (“NNeTS”) to cater for a population of over 3 million people with an annual birth rate of approximately 30,000 and annual admissions to our Units of about 3500. It covers all Local Authorities in the North East and North Cumbria and care is provided on the 10 sites by eight different NHS Foundation/Acute Hospital Trusts.