Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) looks after premature and sick newborn infants.


4th Floor - Green Zone - Lewisham Hospital

Contact Details

T: 020 8333 3139/3140

Visiting NICU

Parents can visit babies on the Unit at any time. Grandparents are also permitted to visit, accompanied by the baby’s parents. Only 2 visitors are permitted at the cot side per baby.  At present no children (siblings) are allowed into the nurseries.

The visiting policy is reviewed every 6-12 months, so please check with a member of staff for the latest policy.

What does NICU do?

The Unit is designated as a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU/Level 2) within the South East London Perinatal Network, providing intensive, high dependency and special care. NICU work closely with the neonatal units at both Kings College Hospital and St Thomas’s to ensure babies are cared for in the most appropriate unit for their needs.

Who is NICU for?

The Unit cares for babies born at 25 weeks gestation and above and provides breathing support to the most vulnerable infants.


Recent Improvements to NICU

  • The unit has new expressing facilities for mothers who wish to breast feed their babies who are too sick to feed naturally.
  • The unit was also refurbished in 2012 to accommodate the new milk expressing room, which is comfortable and relaxing for the mothers.
  • In addition, a new isolation nursery was built to allow for a more flexible use of cot spaces when required.


Key Staff


  • Dr Jauro Kuna
  • Dr Ozioma Obi
  • Dr Teresa Reyes
  • Dr Prasana Muniyappa
  • Dr Mahesh Nanjundappa


  • Jenni Jagodzinski