Special Care Baby Unit

Our Special Care Baby Unit looks after babies who need more than the usual level of care. At Great Western Hospital approximately 450 babies each year need additional support in the first few days and weeks of their life. These include babies who are born prematurely, are having difficulty being delivered or have concerns following birth. The unit has both special care, high dependency and intensive care cots that cater for different levels of need.

Donations to Brighter Futures for SCBU would help fund state of the art treatment and equipment to help give that extra special level of care to those born too soon.

We are currently fundraising for:

Breast pumps and screens

Phototherapy equipment and bilibeds

Soothers and care aids

New (in packet) baby grows and vests

If you would like to donate towards the purchase of these items or wish to make a general donation towards the unit please click here. Leave a message with your donation telling us that you would like to help support breast pumps, phototherapy equipment and bilibeds, soothers and care aids and baby grows and vests or general support for the Special Care Baby Unit.