The Elliot Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located on the fifth floor of the hospital. Our state-of-the-art facility houses 26 infant beds, where we treat more than 400 critically ill and premature infants each year.
As you enter the NICU, the unfamiliar sights and sounds of high-tech medical equipment may be overwhelming. Rest assured that here, in a nurturing environment, our special patients receive the comprehensive personalized care that allows them to thrive.
The Reception Desk
A celestial themed-decor greets parents and visitors as they enter the NICU and visit the Reception Desk.
Private and semi-private room
Private and semi-private rooms provide a quiet environment for our tiniest patients and their families. Each room is equipped with individual temperature controls, room darkening shades, decibel meters and soundproofing. This helps to provide NICU babies a developmentally appropriate environment that more closely resembles conditions in the womb to help support their treatment.
The family room was donated by Ronald McDonald House Charities. Complete with TV, DVD/VCR, Internet access, kitchenette, laundry facilities and toys, it's a comfortable place for families to gather while their infants receive care.
Parents are welcome to stay overnight in their baby's room or one of two private overnight rooms in special circumstances.
Our reflecting area provides parents and staff with a quiet place to relax while looking out on expansive views of Manchester.