Clinical Service

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Contact us

Telephone: 01843 234260

What we do

Our Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) cares for babies born prematurely or who are sick and require specialist treatment.

If you baby was born prematurely or required medical attention at birth, they may be admitted to us for observation or treatment.

Your baby may be transferred to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) or our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) if their condition escalates, to provide the best care.

Specialist nurses and doctors are available to answer any questions you may have. Parental involvement in decision making and care is fully encouraged and supported as part of family integrated care. 

Where to find us

Virtual tour

A virtual tour is available of the Special Baby Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital. Trigger warning: If you are a parent or carer and wish to use the virtual tours to explore the neonatal unit where your baby was cared for, please make sure you are in a safe space and feel emotionally ready to revisit the unit.

Virtual tours of neonatal units in Kent, Surrey and Sussex are also available on the Neonatal Network South East's website. You can also find out more about neonatal care in Kent and Medway over at Bump, Birth and Beyond.