Liverpool Hospital


Elizabeth Street
NSW 2170
P: (02) 8738 3000

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit provides specialist intensive care to newborn babies. It serves the people of Sydney South West, as well as being a referral centre from all over NSW. It also caters for babies born within the hospital who require specialist attention.


The unit is staffed with specialist baby doctors (Neonatologists, Registrars, and Paediatricians) and specially trained nurses to care for the babies as well as Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists. They use the latest information and technology.

Follow Up Programs

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit offers other services to families including a Social Worker and developmental follow up for some babies who have been in intensive care. Parent information sessions are provided to families whose babies have been in the nursery for some time, and topics include “Handling Your Baby”, Looking After Me”, “Taking My Baby Home”, “Feeding Baby”, and “Play and Development of My Baby”. There is a home visiting service for some babies who go home from the nursery. Hearing screening is also offered to all babies.

Occasionally babies not requiring the level of care provided by Liverpool’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit may be transferred to other special care nurseries in Sydney South West.


The Newborn Intensive Care Unit has a number of facilities for families. These include:

Waiting Area - as you enter the main doors to the nursery

Parent Accomodation and Lounge

Quiet Room - for interviews with staff members or just for quiet time

Breastfeeding / Expressing Room - within the nursery


Level 2


This NurtureTime service is proudly supported by Mounties.


The South West Sydney NurtureGroup is supported by health professionals from Liverpool Hospital and is held fortnightly in Hoxton Park.


Facilitated by qualified Miracle Babies Foundation Volunteers, these in hospital parent support sessions operate within Australian NICUs. This vital, comforting, emotional support provides parents with the opportunity to share their journey with someone who has been there. Meet other parents who have also experienced a premature or sick newborn.


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