EoE Neonatal, Paediatric Critical Care and Surgery in Children ODNs

Hospital Information


Parking is free for parents on the NICU and Paediatric unit-please ask on the unit for details how to obtain free parking.


Ward Information

Neonatal Unit-

The Neonatal Unit at the L&D is one of only three units in the East of England who provide intensive care for the premature and sick newborn babies.

At the L&D we have three separate nurseries, one for intensive care and high dependency, one high dependency and one for predominantly special care babies. There are 37 cots in the Unit in total. 11 are intensive care cots, 8 are for high dependency and 18 are specials care cots.

Specially Trained Staff
When a baby is admitted to the Neonatal Unit they will be allocated a ‘named consultant’ for the length of their stay and each day they will be allocated a named nurse to oversee their care.

Other staff in the NICU Team include physiotherapists, dieticians, ophthalmologists and hearing screeners, they may also be involved in looking after your baby.

Parents are a vital part of our team and play a central role in the care of their baby. We welcome and encourage parents to spend as much time as possible on the unit caring for their babies.

Babies are all individual and the length of time they spend on the NICU will vary, but as a general rule they are ready to go home when they can maintain their own body temperature, take their feeds and gain weight.

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The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital provide a full range of Acute Paediatric Services with dedicated facilities in a child and parent-friendly environment.

About our Service

Most children are seen within the Children’s Outpatient Department where the staff and surroundings are designed for the comfort and fun of children – and their siblings.

We have General Paediatric Consultants, each of whom have special areas of interest. They are complemented by Locum Consultants, which ensures there is hands-on Consultant cover 24 hours a day, every day.

Children admitted for Surgery

Parents of children who come into our Paediatric wards for surgery can rest assured that in addition to having the skills of a specialist surgeon, they will be constantly under the care of the dedicated Paediatric team.

Specialist Clinics

The Department has a wide range of Paediatric professional skills and runs regular specialist clinics including:

In-patient Facilities

Our Paediatric Unit has 54 beds, including a 5-bed Paediatric Assessment Unit for children up to the age of 16 years. The comfortable, child-friendly environment with dedicated Nursery Nurses and specialist staff has a superbly-equipped playroom. There is also a schoolroom with a full-time teacher to ensure that our young patients have the opportunity to continue education whilst in hospital.

Supporting services include a Paediatric Physiotherapy team which has access to a start-of-the-art Children’s gymnasium.

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NICU Virtual Tour

Ward Information

Neonatal Repatriation Link Nurse

Mandy Roberts

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Neonatal Facebook Page

Neonatal Lead Nurses

The Neonatal Lead Nurses are

Anthony Baker

Yvonne Millar

Neonatal Lead Clinician

The Neonatal Lead Clinician is

Jennifer Birch

Paediatric Critical Care Lead Nurse

The Paediatric Critical Care Lead Nurse is

Laurell Lockitt


Paediatric Critical Care Lead Clinician

The Paediatric Critical Care Lead Clinician is

Seema Sukhani


Surgery in Children Lead Nurses

The Surgery in Children Lead Nurses are

Oluwaytoyin Obuseh

Tanith Ellis

Surgery in Children Lead Clinician

The Surgery in Children Lead Clinician is

Mr Roy Gurprashad

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