National Neonatal Network

Person-centred, safe and high quality care for mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, birth and following birth can have a marked effect on the health and life chances of women and babies and on the healthy development of children throughout their lives.

Scotland's National Neonatal Network encourages collaboration across maternity and neonatal care services and supports the best possible outcomes for mothers, babies, fathers and partners and their wider families.

Neonatal services refers to the health services provided to babies born premature or sick. The word ‘neonatal’ means newborn, or the first 28 days of life. Specialist neonatal services deliver special, high-dependency, intensive or surgical care to newborn babies.


These are the facets needed for delivery of quality Neonatal care: