Your baby will be transferred by ambulance in a specialised incubator that will maintain their temperature and oxygen levels. This allows for any required medicine to be administered during the transfer.
The transfer is led by a dedicated transfer team that has been specially trained to transport babies from one neonatal unit to another when necessary. They care for the baby throughout the journey and ensure the smooth running of the transport.
Your baby will be assessed in the current unit, and will only be referred to the transfer team when s/he is fully stable. Once your baby arrives at the new hospital, the transfer team will do an official handover of information. Handover of information will include the notes and information about care and medication given to date.