Transfer of Neonates to Level 2 Centres


Based on the Regional Neonatal Working Group (December 2005)
Ratified at the Quality of Service meeting July 2008
Dale Garton - Charge Nurse Manager
Clinical Guidelines Back Newborn Services Home Page

ADHB Responsibilities

ADHB/National Women's is responsible for the provision of:

Other DHB Responsibiliies

Women choosing to birth at ADHB and who live in another DHB catchment area will have access to Level 2 and Level 3 intensive care for their sick or premature baby. However, once a mother is discharged and baby meets transfer criteria as above the baby will be transferred back to the DHB of domicile.

babies shall be transferred when they are ready and the receiving DHB has space. Transfer is not a discretionary decision. This is the policy of both CMDHB and WDHB. Neonatal Services, along with every other clinical service other than maternity, are zoned so that the DHB of domicile will provide care.


Communication Flow Chart - NICU staff/ families regarding transfer of babies.