Jobs in Neonatal Care

NICU nurses

Our Neonatal Care Units look after premature and sick newborn babies in purpose built specialist medical units.

We are part of the East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (EMNODN) that coordinates the care of all neonatal babies within a group of hospitals, enabling babies to be cared for at the most appropriate centre for their medical/surgical needs.

Why join our Neonatal team?

Our Neonatal team at Queen's Hospital Burton has achieved the 'Bliss Baby Charter Gold' accreditation. This marks the exceptional care they provide to the babies they care for and their families, and is one of 13 departments among 191 units in the UK to achieve this.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our NICU team care for babies from 27 weeks gestation who are born prematurely and any newborn baby who is unwell at birth. We have 24 cots, three cots are Level 1 (Intensive Care), four cots are Level 2 (High Dependency) and 17 cots are Level 3 (Special Care).

We have seven consultants. Our nursing staff consist of qualified in speciality neonatal nurses, and non-qualified in speciality registered nurses, who come from both paediatric and adult nursing backgrounds. We have approximately 80 nursing and support staff, working a combination of full and part-time hours.

Neonatal Unit (NNU)

NNU is based at Queen's Hospital Burton. We look after babies from 34 weeks gestation that require special care, and provide some short term intensive care and high dependency care. We have eight cots on the unit, and work closely alongside the NICU at Royal Derby Hospital. Staff can rotate between the units to develop their skills. 

We have a Neonatal Education team who support the Neonatal services across both sites. The Neonatal Homecare team also support babies on discharge.

Latest news from Neonatal care

QHB neonatal team gets bliss gold accreditation
Congratulations to the Neonatal team at Queen's Hospital Burton for achieving Bliss Baby Charter Gold accreditation

The Neonatal team at Queen's Hospital Burton has been awarded the Bliss Baby Charter Gold accreditation, which recognises exemplary care to the babies cared for in the unit and their families. ...

Derbyshire Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership during a visit to Royal Derby Hospital
Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership groups praise UHDB maternity services during recent visits

UHDB was pleased to welcome representatives from two local maternity advisory groups to our Royal Derby Hospital and Queen’s Hospital Burton earlier this month....