This section includes information for each neonatal unit in the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (ODN), a jargon buster for terminology and links to external websites which provide support to parents and their families throughout their time in neonatal care.
As babies are sometimes transferred between units, the information provided for each unit includes details on transfers, facilities and services.
The terminology sometimes referred to during this time can be difficult to understand, please refer to our Jargon Buster for a list of frequently used terms and definitions to make understanding your baby’s care a little easier.
As there is some great information out there already for parents to utilise, we have collated a small selection below on what you may find useful.
Safe Baby Care
Vaccinations remember to check with your doctor what immunisations your baby needs as they may have already received some on the neonatal unit. You can also opt for an electronic ‘Red Book’ at eRed Book and plan ahead with reminders.
Looking after Yourself
Trying to look after your own heath whilst your baby is on a neonatal unit can be challenging; try the Eatwell guide for advice on eating right. Eatwell
APNI (association for post natal illness)
NHS (access the ‘Newborn’ tab)
BLISS (National Charity for babies born too soon)
BabyBuddy from Best Beginnings, supplying advice and an app!
Charities and Support
Ickle Pickles – Raising money for lifesaving equipment on neonatal units
If you have any further suggestions to make this page more useful please contact the Network Management Team.
When your baby is on the neonatal unit important information about their care will be recorded. for more information on how this data is used please download the poster below.