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North West Hospitals

Alder Hey

Alder Hey's neonatal surgery unit was the first to be opened in the UK and one of only five in the country. Within this unit we provide specialist care for newborn babies, many of whom will have had or will need surgery.

Their Consultant Surgeons are trained in a full range of neonatal surgery, performing operations for correction of congenital problems such as abdominal wall defects, oesophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, bowel obstruction, Hirschsprung’s disease, neonatal tumours, urological conditions and imperforate anus. 

Their team of highly skilled nurses are experts at caring for babies with airway, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. They are trained in post-operative care and pain relief, and the management of feeding problems and stomas. We also work closely with specialised dieticians, pharmacists and speech therapists.


Eaton Road,
L12 2AP 

Contact Number: 0151 252 5378

Arrowe Park 

Arrowe Park is a designated Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – one of only 2 in Cheshire and Merseyside. This means they are able to care for some of the most poorly babies.

Their Neonatal Unit has 24 cots which enables them to provide specialised care for babies from around 24 weeks of pregnancy. Many of the babies they care for are born early (premature). However some babies born around the time they are due (term) can have problems too, some requiring a brief stay with us and others a more intensive, longer stay.

Arrowe Park's approach is caring, holistic, individualised and with an emphasis on family. They provide research based care and strive to keep abreast with the latest research and medical technology. They consider the psychological, physiological, social and spiritual needs of baby and family.


Arrowe Park Road,
CH49 5PE 

Contact Number: 0151 604 7108

Liverpool Women's Hospital

Liverpool Women’s is a recognised centre of excellence for neonatal care - providing care for babies born prematurely, with low weight or who have a medical condition that requires specialist treatment.

Liverpool Women’s Neonatal Unit is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Neonatal Network and takes care of more than 1,000 babies and their families every year from the Isle of Man, North Wales and other areas of the country. We ensure the whole family is included in the care and decision making of their baby in order to provide family centered care of the highest quality and in accordance with our philosophy of care.


Crown Street,
L8 7SS

Contact Number: 0151 702 4193