The unit at Waikato Hospital is one of six level three (intensive care) newborn units throughout New Zealand and caters for babies from Waikato, the wider Midland health region and sometimes babies are transferred in by ambulance or rescue helicopter from parts of the country where a level three intense neonatal unit is not available or the nearest NICU is full.
Newborn Intensive Care is part of the Children's Health group of services, and comes under the Waikids brand of services for Waikato children..
The unit includes:
NICU was fully refurbished and extended in 2008/9 to create an area with four times greater capacity and more space for families and staff.
Waikato NICU has
Waikato Hospital, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Level B1, Elizabeth Rothwell Building
Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments