Neonatal Intensive Care

Some babies, because of their prematurity, size or other problems, may need to be looked after in the Neonatal Unit (Erne Hospital) or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Altnagelvin Hospital).


NeoNatal Unit AltnagelvinMeningitis AwarenessWe encourage parents to visit and help care for their baby.


Our neonatal units have a quiet time every day from 3-4pm to give the babies time to rest. The nurseries will have the lights dimmed and curtains drawn, and during this time, care staff will try to disturb your baby as little as possible.


The neonatal unit is staffed for 24 hours a day and care is given by nurses who will change throughout the day. The nurse caring for your baby will be able to update you on their progress when you visit or telephone the unit.