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Breast milk provision for preterm and sick neonates eLearning package now launched

For more information about the e-learning programme and details on how to access the programme visit:

Aldehey Children’s Hospital gain Breast Feeding Mayoral Quality Mark and are celebrating with a coffee morning on 6th July. If you woudl like to attend please email:


Network Up-date on the Countess of Chester Investigation: Following media coverage and the statement released by Cheshire Police following investigation into deaths on the neonatal unit at Countess of Chester Hospital, the NWNODN is working closely with colleagues at the Countess of Chester and the wider network to support both families and staff. For more information on support available please click here


Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival Team Award  We are delighted to announce the neonatal unit team at Wigan NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for the Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival Team Award in recognition of their contribution to maternity services. The winners will all be announced at the Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival on 26 June.

Providing high quality
neonatal care to babies
and their families

The North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (NWNODN)  aims to provide high quality neonatal care to babies and their families. Within the NWNODN there are twenty-two neonatal units and one neonatal transport service all providing twenty-four hour care for sick and premature neonates.The work undertaken by the NWNODN is clinician led with the best interest of neonates and their families at the heart of all we undertake.

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Hospitals often have a unit or ward dedicated to caring for babies who require additional support after birth, which cannot be provided on the Maternity wards.

These are often referred to in different ways such as the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Neonatal Unit (NNU) or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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Alderhey Gain Breast Feeding Mayoral Quality Mark

Liverpool has launched a charter mark for shops and businesses that are breast feeding friendly, the ‘Breastfeeding Mayoral Quality Mark’ after councillors recently unanimously approved a motion proposing its introduction. Cafes…

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NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD TWENTY EIGHTEEN – Neonatal Nurses Association The Neonatal Nurse of the Year award will be awarded to an inspirational neonatal nurse who has made an…

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Join the Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA)

The Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA) The Neonatal Nurses Association was established over 40 years ago in 1977 by Beryl Chadney, a senior nurse at the Department of Health. She selected a…

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