under the Care of the Newborn Service on the Postnatal Wards
Reviewed by Carl Kuschel
Referrals during normal working hours
should be directed to the Neonatal SHO (pager 93 5815).
If the LMC is not the hospital
team, please ensure that the private LMC is aware of the
referral. Some LMCs may choose to assess the baby
themselves or refer the baby to a private practitioner.
After hours referrals should be made
to the 1st on call neonatal staff member (pager 93 5537). If
appropriate, please inform the LMC that the referral has been made.
Note that babies should not be
referred to the neonatal SHO solely for neonatal examination (for
example, for a hip or eye check, or to listen for heart
sounds). However, referral should be made for those babies
where the examination demonstrates an abnormality
or the practitioner is uncertain about their examination findings.
Care on the Postnatal Ward
Babies who are under the care of the neonatal
paediatric service will be reviewed daily by the neonatal SHO (or registrar
or NS-ANP on weekends and public holidays).
The SHO will liase with the PIN
registrar in the
first instance during the normal working week. The Registrar should see that appropriate
supervision and investigations are in place.
2 specialist on service will be
available to see those infants who need specialist review.
Infants under the ADAPT team will primarily be
reviewed in normal hours either by Dr Buksh or Dr Rowley. After
hours and on weekends, these babies will be reviewed by the 1st call
neonatal staff member (pager 93 5537).