• We support babies and their families through:

    • Developmental care round - Developmental care round includes all babies born under 30 weeks gestation. It aims to promote parent/baby bonding, normal behaviour patterns and feeding regimes.

    • Discharge planning - It is our goal to minimise the time that a baby spends away from its family.We commence discharge planning shortly after the baby’s admission to the nursery.

    • Education - The Special Care Nursery has an education team dedicated specifically to this specialised area of neonatal nursing care. This team supports all nursery staff with their professional development, and conducts a number of specialised education programs.

    • Research - At Mercy Hospital for Women's neonatal unit we aim to better understand the special needs of babies in the NICU and SCN and improve their care.

    At Werribee Mercy Hospital families are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the care and management of their newborn baby. Midwives and nurses will guide and support families. 

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