The neonatal service is based on level 5 of the maternity block at the front of Northwick Park Hospital. The neonatal unit provides care for any babies born in the hospital who require extra help in the moments after birth. This includes babies who are born prematurely, babies who have difficulty in breathing and babies whose mothers might have been unwell during their pregnancy.

Description of service

The newly refurbished neonatal unit has space for 30 babies in total, eight of whom might require intensive or high dependency care. It is staffed by doctors and nurses who are specially trained in the care of the newborn baby as well as therapists who help us make sure that the babies follow a normal pattern of development.

The doctors from the neonatal unit will also attend some deliveries on labour ward if there is any suggestion of a complication and will also perform a discharge examination on every baby before they leave the hospital.

The neonatal unit allows visiting for parents 24 hours a day but has restrictions on other visitors in order to prevent these fragile babies picking up infections and to keep the noise levels to a minimum.

The ward is managed by a modern matron – Mrs Gene Taylor and there are four full time consultants responsible for the care of the babies. They are Dr Ros Thomas, Dr Richard Nicholl, Dr Paul Mannix and Dr Ezam Mat-Ali.


Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

Level 5 of the maternity block at the front of Northwick Park Hospital.


Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

  • Neonatal Unit
    020 8869 2902 24 hours a day
  • Neonatal Offices
    020 8869 3941 Mon-Fri 9-5

Consultants and other key staff

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