Summary of Unit Care

8 cots providing short term intensive care, high dependency and special care for babies 31 weeks gestation and above.

Parking & Public Transport Information

Link for public transport

Parents of babies of long stay babies on unit exempt from charges, after NNU staff have registered car registration number with the trust.
Other visitors parking via parking eye, requires ticket from ticket machine in car park. Cost 20min free. £2.20 per day. £11 per week. Option to pay at end of visit.

Visiting Times

Parents 24/7
Other visitors 3-4pm and 7-8pm daily

Parent Facilities

1 parent bedroom with TV and DVD player
1 parent kitchen/sitting room with microwave, fridge and hot/cold drinks facilities.
1 parent shower room and WC with baby changing facilities

Parent Support

NNU charitable funds account
FAB support provided by local Children’s Centre
NNU admission packs with written information including Baby care, financial support, infant feeding, kangaroo care.

Sibling Areas

Toys for siblings in parent kitchen/sitting room, requires adult supervision.


Tea and coffee available in parent’s kitchen/sitting room.
WRVS shop opening times 08:00-20:00 Mon –Fri
10:00-18:00 Sat & Sun
10:00-16:00 Bank Hols
WRVS coffee shop opening times 09:00-19:00 Mon-Fri
10:00-16:00 Sat & Sun
Onsite restaurant opening times 07:30-14:00
Coffee shop within restaurant 07:30-16:00
Subway within hospital grounds
Sainsburys supermarket within walking distance

Support Resources

Breast pumps available for loan
Breast feeding support from Cherubs group
Local SMILE group support for postnatal depression.
Sign posted to support via FAB
Emily Star boxes for all admissions 5lbs and below

Support for Going Home

Parents can be fully involved in their baby’s care throughout their NNU stay and are taught tube feeding and how to administer medications to their baby.

Support after discharge provided by the Children’s Community Team based on the Children’s ward.

Christian service in hospital chapel Sun 18:30.

Appropriate religious leader contacted on request.

Additional Information

Awarded Trust Patients Choice Award 2016
The unit embraces the ODN Parent Promise

Unit Contact Information

Macclesfield District General Hospital
Victoria Road
Cheshire SK10 3BL

Telephone number for neonatal unit: 01625 661148
Hospital Switch board: 01625 421000

Link to Trust’s own site:
Trust Website

Key Staff Members

Clinical Lead:
Dr Gail Whitehead

Matron/unit managers:
Jane Crowther