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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October is Baby Loss Awareness Month.

Let us speak out and speak up. You never know who needs you.

Quite often people don’t know how to approach the subject. Don’t know how to react, what to say or find the words of information they think they need to say.

People worry they will upset another. We are all human after all. But by speaking out it can help other feel less vulnerable and isolated. It can be the difference in someone’s mental health. By speaking out we remember the baby’s taken too soon because they matter too.

If you, a family member or friend has experienced baby loss, please be the person who reaches out. Reach out if you need an ear to listen or to be the ear that listens.

Whilst it’s hard and emotional and we may not even understand it important to let grieving mothers know that the babies they carry in their hearts are just as cherished as the ones they carry in their arms.

This month gives us another reason to talk bout their memories because they matter.

#babylossawarenessmonth #babylossawareness #miscarriageawareness #showyoursupport
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What lovely feedback from one of the families cared for at our Preston unit. Don’t forget to register for the LSC Study Day to listen to another mum’s story on how VCreate helped when parental access was restricted due to Covid19. 💜When Phoebe’s mummy, Lexi, told us about this sweet message that she and Dan received from the NICU team at Royal Preston Hospital, we knew we had to share it with you! 💌 Phoebe spent 10 days in the NICU after she was born prematurely and when the time came for her to leave the unit and head home, Phoebe delivered the happy news: “On the last day at hospital we were waiting on the jaundice results and it was touch and go if we could go home ... I had an email from vCreate with a picture of Phoebe. As you can imagine we cried, was the best message ever! All the girls were incredible who looked after her.” Love love love! ❤️ Head over to our Instagram page to see how this little lady is getting on today: #HeadingHome #NICUnurses Baby Beat Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ... See MoreSee Less

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Don’t forget to book your place on our ‘Weathering the Storm’ free virtual study day on 6th November. For Neonatal staff & the wider MDT so please share with your team. Midwifery and Paediatric colleagues along with neonatal staff from outside the NW region are all welcome. For more details or to register please see the pinned link at the top of our FB page. ... See MoreSee Less

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Latest News

NWNODN Weekly Bulletin 14th October 2020

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NWNODN Weekly Bulletin 7th October 2020

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NWNODN (LSC) Study Day

‘Weathering the Storm’ Supporting Neonatal Staff & Families’ Health & Well-being through Covid19 Friday 6th November 9.00am to 3.00pm This is a free, virtual event. Click here for more details…

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UCLAN Audit Study on Understanding Parental Psychosocial Support in NNUs Launched

  UCLAN are keen to hear from all neonatal units in the UK. Please click on the link below to access the survey .

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Remote Support for Neonatal Families during Covid19

The NWNODN have put together a list of remote sources of support for those parents who are struggling with mental health issues, feeding or just feel they would benefit from…

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COVID-19 Latest

NW units will be briefed regularly and have been advised to follow the RCPCH & BAPM guidance, which can be accessed together at the link below. If you are a…

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Wigan Neonatal Unit Re-accredited for BFI

A massive well-done to everyone on the Wigan NNU as they are not only the first (& only) unit in the NW to gain full Neonatal BFI Accreditation but they…

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Sue Snowdon – NNA Nurse of the Year Runner Up

Susan Snowdon, Neonatal Induction Programme Manager, NWNODN is National Neonatal Nurse of the Year runner up (Neonatal Nurse Association) in recognition of her contribution to the education and development of…

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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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