Newborn Services

Newborn services comprise the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Oxford Road Campus and a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) at Wythenshawe. We provide care for babies that are born extremely prematurely or have surgical or specialist medical health needs.
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Across the two sites there are 88 cots, and a dedicated multidisciplinary team which looks after over 1600 babies each year.

We specialise in providing care for a range of conditions such as:

  • Extreme prematurity
  • Complex respiratory diseases.
  • Complex renal conditions.
  • Complex cardiac conditions.
  • Complex neurological conditions.
  • Babies that require surgical care.
  • Complex genetic and metabolic disorders.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening and treatment.

As well as caring for babies from our local areas, we also look after babies that need specialist care from across Greater Manchester and beyond.

Our mission statement

Our aim on NICU is to provide high quality individualised care to our babies and their families using the best available knowledge and resources.

Our babies are cared for by an expert multi-disciplinary team in an environment that is supportive of the development of the important relationships between families and their baby. Our units ensure the delivery of FiCare (Family Integrated Care), where parents are the primary care givers as essential members of the team and are supported by all neonatal staff. The unit values every member of staff and aids their development to ensure and promote effective and safe practice.

Our philosophy

The care and treatment of the babies and their families is paramount and is the primary objective of the NICU. We aim to provide the best possible care in an environment that is appropriate for their medical, surgical, developmental and social needs. Babies and their families have every right to expect care from a highly trained and supervised multi-disciplinary team.

We respect our parents’ views and wishes and we really encourage family centred care, providing information and guidance which meets their individual needs. We acknowledge the need for parents to be involved in their baby’s care and believe that this will be achieved by mutual trust and effective communication that maintains privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

Community neonatal care

When your baby is ready to go home you may be offered the support of our Community neonatal team. The team comprises experienced neonatal nurses who will provide you with invaluable advice and support in the early and sometimes uncertain days after discharge from hospital. The team may visit you in your own home, or invite you to attend a community based clinic where you can meet other families whose babies have also received care on the neonatal unit

Location and visiting

The Unit is located in the Blue area of the hospital

There is open visiting for parents, and other visitors can come into the Unit until 9pm. Visiting is from parents only from 1pm – 3pm, which quiet time for babies. Children (siblings only) must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact us

If you have any questions while your baby is staying on the Unit, please contact Neonatal Reception on 0161 291 2932. The contact number for Saint Mary’s NICU reception is 0161 901 2700.

Management team

The team responsible for managing our Newborn Services is:

  • Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie, Clinical Head of Division
  • Chris Ashworth, Divisional Director
  • Louise Weaver-Lowe, Head of Nursing.

Our Consultants

Dr Aparajita Basu
Dr Ian M Dady
Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie
Dr Mohamed Elboraee
Dr Anthony Emmerson
Dr Edward Gasiorowski
Dr Ruth Gottstein
Dr Anupam Gupta
Dr Sheima Hamad
Dr Susan Kamupira
Dr Ajit Mahaveer
Dr Yasser Masood
Prof. Simon Mitchell
Dr Arindam Mukherjee
Dr Sajit Nedungadi
Dr Michelle Parr
Dr Gareth Penman
Dr Ranganath Ranganna
Dr Kristin Tanney
Dr Kalwa Munthali
Dr Asim Ahmed
Dr Kuldip Bakaya
Dr Ahmed Elazabi
Dr Abhijeet Godhamgaonkar
Dr Gopikrishna Vemuri

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