CHRISTCHURCH WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
Neonatal Service - Level 2 (Special Care)
2 or special care area provides support and care for babies/peepi who are
able to breath for themselves but may still have special needs that
require input from our multi-disciplinary team. These babies may require
oxygen therapy, intravenous therapy or antibiotics or who are of a low
birthweight and unable to stabilise their body temperature.
This area doesn’t appear as "High Tech" as intensive care and encourages the family/whanau to participate more freely in the care of their baby/peepi. In this situation, one Nurse will care for approximately 3 or 4 babies.