Scope Of Care
- Brain Imaging
- Cardiology Clinics
- Cardiology Diagnosis
- Community Neonatal Nursing Service
- Dedicated High Risk Infant clinic
- Functional Echocardiography
- Genetics Clinic
- Neonatal Ophthalmology
- Paediatric Dermatology Clinic
- Specialist Neurodevelopmental Follow Up (BSID 3) of at risk infants & premmies <32 weeks
- Therapeutic Hypothermia
- Video EEG and aEEG facilities are available
Northern Neonatal Network Care Pathways – December 2021
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – University Hospital of North Tees
Scope of care
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides neonatal services on its University Hospital of North Tees site in Stockton. In addition there is a Midwifery led Delivery Unit on their Hartlepool site for very low risk pregnancies managed by a team of Midwives.
The current services provided on the North Tees site are as follows :
SCBU, University Hospital of North Tees
Current Unit capacity
12 Special Care Cots.
Annual number of deliveries
2458 (April 2020 – March 2021).
Annual number of admissions
266 (April 2020 – March 2021).
Current threshold for routine ante-natal transfers
Generally obstetricians will try to transfer < 30/40 gestation mothers to a Level 3 NICU hospital, or < 32/40 weeks gestation if a multiple pregnancy.
Current threshold for routine post-natal transfers
< 30/40 are routinely transferred to a Level 3 NICU for Intensive care.
Rooming in/Transitional Care provision on-site?
For mothers who wish to stay in to look after their baby prior to being ready for discharge and also for those mothers who need parent craft or establishing breast feeding.
Babies fitting transitional care criteria are currently cared for jointly with the post natal ward and Neonatal Unit.
North Tees neonatal unit is a research active unit with 1.0 WTE neonatal research nurse and a shared data assistant.
The unit is recognised for cardio-respiratory research and actively participates in a number of national, international and commercial trials.