Neonatal Units

Our Neonatal Units have advanced life support equipment and a team of highly skilled specialist medical and nursing staff to meet the needs of newborn babies requiring specialist treatment in the first few months of life.

We have Neonatal Units across two sites, admitting and caring for approximately 3,000 babies every year.

Please note: From Monday 20 November, masks will be required for staff and visitors in high-risk clinical areas including neonatal units at Perth Children's Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital. Masks will be available at all clinical entrances.

Perth Children’s Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Ward 3B

Each year approximately 700 babies are admitted to PCH's Ward 3B for a wide range of specialist investigations or complex medical, cardiac and surgical problems.

King Edward Memorial Hospital

Approximately 2,200 babies who are born preterm, need help breathing or require other intensive treatment are admitted to the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) NICU each year.

Most of the babies at KEMH NICU (also known as Special Care Nursery 3) are born at KEMH. Babies can also be admitted or transferred to the Special Care Nurseries where they can gain weight, develop temperature stability and learn to feed.

The service includes:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Special Care Nursery 2
  • Special Care Nursery 2 West
  • High Dependency Unit
  • Satellite Nursery
Last Updated: 17/11/2023