The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) care for newborn babies who are either born too early, are too small, are poorly or need help feeding and therefore need specialist care above that which can be safely delivered by parents.
Babies who are very poorly or really small will be transferred from our SCBU to a unit with the necessary facilities to look after these babies.
Where is the service provided from?
SCBU is located on the ground floor of the Maternity block, opposite the delivery suite:
South Tyneside District Hospital,
The direct phone line for SCBU is 0191 4041036.
The team of staff within SCBU comprises of neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses, registered childrens nurses and auxiliary nurses. The staff in SBCU are supported by Paediatric Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Staff who do daily ward rounds to review progress and plan care and treatment for the babies.
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000