Special Care Baby Unit
University Maternity Hospital Limerick
Ennis Road , Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566
Phone: 061 485571
Proceed through the front door, take the first right through double doors, proceed past the shop, follow the corridor and the there is signage and a bell located outside the department
Neonatology specialises in looking after newly born babies. It is usually based in an intensive care unit looking after premature babies or those with problems at birth.
About Special Care Baby Unit
A neonatal intensive care unit, also known as an intensive care nursery, is an intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Neonatal refers to the first 28 days of life. Neonatal care, as known as specialized nurseries or intensive care.
Referrals and Appointments
Available to: Mums and baby's requiring admission to our Neonatal Unit
Who needs to refer you: Consultant or NCHD
How to access this service: Referral Letter to include name, date of birth, address, any relevant medical information specific to the referral, llist of current medications.
Special instructions for patients during COVID19
We may ask you to:
- attend a virtual clinic
- wear a face mask/other PPE
- complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
- to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time