Transitional care

Transitional care is the extra support given to babies who are well enough to be cared for at the bedside with their mothers, but who need a little extra assistance beyond usual postnatal care. By looking after babies in this way it builds the relationship between mother and child and reduces admissions to the neonatal unit.

We have six transitional care rooms which accommodate mothers with their babies. New mums are encouraged to self-care for their baby with support from the unit postnatal team.