The Neonatal Community Outreach Team
We are a new service that launches in autumn 2021 providing specialist care and support to babies and their families in Coventry and Warwickshire after discharge from neonatal units at University Hospital Coventry, George Eliot and Warwick Hospital.
What will the new service do?
Hosted by UHCW, we aim to work towards an earlier discharge for premature and term babies who require nasogastric tube feeds, home oxygen and home phototherapy by providing specialist support in the community – enabling babies and their families to be cared for together in their home environment.
The new team comprises of experienced and specialised neonatal nurses and a senior neonatal nursery nurse, who will work with each neonatal unit in the three hospital sites in the Health and Care Partnership (HCP) to ensure all babies and their families and babies have a smooth transition from hospital to home.
The team’s focus is on family integrated care, delivering neonatal special care services at home, educating parents and families, reducing hospital stays and improving patient and parental experience. The team is fully supported by the Local Maternity & Neonatal System (LMNS) and NHS England & NHS Improvement.