The Unit (SCBU) has recently been fully refurbished, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Yeovil Hospital Charity’s Flying Colours Appeal. The SBCU is located at the far end of Freya Ward (maternity post natal ward). There are facilities to care for up to eight babies. We routinely admit babies from 32 weeks – 37 weeks gestation but we also admit other babies if they require extra special care.
Our direct telephone number is 01935 384539.
There are various reasons why a baby may need to be admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit. These may include the following:
- Being small or premature
- Requiring close observation
- Breathing difficulties
- Feeding problems
- The baby may require emergency attention prior to being transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit in another hospital.