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This unit is made up of 8 neonatal units in the North West.  We all work together to provide the best care for your baby. When your baby is born they may need the most complex level of care at a NICU (newborn intensive care). It is difficult to predict the length of time your baby may need to stay in the NICU.  But once your baby's health improves they will be transferred to their LNU (local neonatal unit) close to your home and continue with their treatment.


Click here for more information about the neonatal network.


If and when your baby is being transferred they will be cared for by the Greater Manchester Neonatal Transport Service (GMNeTS). The Greater Manchester Neonatal Transport Service (GMNeTS) covers a large geographical area, currently including 12 hospitals with maternity and neonatal services and one midwifery led unit, the Corbar Maternity Unit, in Buxton.

GMNeTS also provides an out-of-hours Neonatal Transport Service for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Neonatal Network covering nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

GMNeTS aims to undertake all emergency and pre-planned transfers of neonates between referring and admitting neonatal units within the Network and, when staffing allows, may also transfer Network neonates for planned out-patient appointments.

In addition, when circumstances dictate, the team will also transfer neonates in and out of the region, thus ensuring that the care of neonates is not restricted by the availability of intensive care cots in an individual unit (i.e. only close to where the neonate is born or lives).


Click here for more information on GMNeTS.


Here is the leaflet that you will receive on the unit if your baby is being transferred to another hospital: