Across our three sites we have 109 cots, and a dedicated multidisciplinary team which looks after over 1600 babies a year who require medical and surgical care.
We have: 69 cots within Saint Mary’s Hospital, 21 cots at Wythenshawe Hospital and 19 at North Manchester General Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
The team responsible for managing our Newborn Services is:
- Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie, Clinical Head of Division
- Chris Ashworth, Divisional Director
- Kath Eaton, Lead Nurse
|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|
- Dr Asim Ahmed - Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist
- Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie - Group Associate Medical Director and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Mohamed Elboraee - Locum Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Edward Gasiorowski - Lead for Bereavement and Palliative Care and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Ruth Gottstein - Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Susan Kamupira - Deputy Clinical Head of Division and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Ajit Mahaveer - Clinical Head of Division Saint Mary's Hospital and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Yasser Masood - ST 1-3 Lead, ANNP Lead and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Arindam Mukherjee - Research Lead, Expertise in Cardiology, Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University
- Dr Michelle Parr - Clinical Lead , Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Lecturer at Salford University
- Dr Gareth Penman - Surgical Lead, HIV Lead for Oxford Road Campus and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Ranganath Ranganna - RCPCH Tutor, Deputy Regional Lead for Paediatrics and Consultant Neonatologist
- Dr Kristin Tanney - Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Lecturer at Salford University