Neonatal News Flash

9th Annual Senior Neonatal Nursing Conference

Friday 15th March 2019   

Venue: The Bridge Church, Bolton

Delegate fees: £35

You can view the programme here for further inquiries email NWNODN office:

Book a place now as places are selling out fast!!!: click here to book via EventBrite

NHS longterm Plan & Neonates:Theresa May the Prime Minister, Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS chose to launch the new NHS Long Term Plan at the Institute at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool. We are delighted to see Neonates are discussed in P.45-50 with reference being made to neonatal units working towards BFI accreditation, addressing neonatal capacity, a commitment to developing an expert neonatal workforce and improvements to enhance the experience of families through neonatal care.

Palliative and Bereavement Care Specialist Nurse – Neonatal – Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Women’s hospital in collaboration with Ickle Pickles Charity are offering an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Neonatal Nurse to make a difference to neonatal palliative care across Cheshire & Merseyside – Neonatal Palliative and Bereavement Care Specialist Nurse.

For more information about the role please click here or contact: Jennifer Deeney or Valerie Irving on 0151 708 9988 ext. 1466/4091

SPOONS Neonatal Family Support Charity- check out their great new website supporting NICU families!!

Wire Warriors support for parents of babies on neonatal units:

Click here to read more about the GROUP of mums who met after having babies on Warrington Hospital’s neonatal unit have set up a support group for other parents whose little ones are spending time on the ward.

Bake for Bliss 18th-24th Feb – help to raise money for the premature and sick babies! Find out more by clicking here! Charity an initiative providing free breast pumps to mothers whose infants are at risk of NEC has benefits babies cared for within the NWNODN! St Mary’s in Manchester were the lucky recipients of the free breast pumps and goodie bags for parents! a huge thank you to the charity for this fantastic initiative! fro more information visit 

National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) 2018 Report: on 2017 Data is out now! click here to view NNAP on-line

Cochrane Neonatal – Web Seminars: Look at the exciting and informative webinars being offered free of charge by Cochrane:

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

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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    BAPM Neonatal Trainees’ Meeting – What’s New in Neonatology

    Wednesday 27th March 2019: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS Overview: This meeting is aimed at Paediatric…
  • 04 Jul 2019

    NeoNATE Cambridge – 4-5 July 2019

    BPNA NeoNATE Course NeoNATE Cambridge – 4-5 July 2019  NeoNATE Southampton – 14-15 November 2019 Book your place at: The…
  • 14 Nov 2019

    BPNA NeoNATE Course

    BPNA NeoNATE Course  NeoNATE Southampton – 14-15 November 2019 Book your place at: The aim of this course is to…

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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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