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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Children’s Department, Level A, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Who the unit is for

Babies who need additional care following birth.

About the unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides care for babies from 27 weeks gestational age and above.

The specialist neonatal staff provide intensive, high dependency and special care, including:

  • oscillation therapy
  • phototherapy
  • exchange transfusions
  • echocardiography

Number of beds

21 cots providing a range of care including special care, high dependency and intensive care.

Ward facilities

Facilities for parents include:

  • overnight room for parents
  • parent/relative lounge
  • breast feeding/expressing room


Senior Sister: Tracey Glester

Telephone number:
01268 524900 ext 3530

Visiting times

NICU welcomes visits by family members at most times apart from:
2.30pm – 3.30pm, quiet time - no visitors permitted
3.30pm – 5.30pm, parents and siblings only.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:27

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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