Definition of special care baby unit in English:

special care baby unit

noun

British
  • A specialist hospital ward or department for the care and treatment of newborn babies that are ill or premature.

    ‘after her birth by emergency C-section, she was rushed to the special care baby unit’
    • ‘The special care baby unit treats around 600 premature or sick babies in a year.’
    • ‘The primary outcome was admission to a special care baby unit with respiratory distress.’
    • ‘Isabella weighed just 3lb 3oz and is being cared for by doctors and nurses in the hospital's special care baby unit.’
    • ‘Past patients of the special care baby unit at Tralee General Hospital will be joining forces to celebrate its landmark 20th birthday.’
    • ‘Two years ago Melissa shaved her head to raise money for the special care baby unit at York District Hospital.’
    • ‘She is still in York Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit while she puts on weight.’
    • ‘Should the special care baby units be spared?’
    • ‘Thomas was cared for at Fairfield Hospital's closure-threatened special care baby unit.’
    • ‘He was resuscitated and ventilated and then transferred to the special care baby unit.’
    • ‘Throughout the country, neonatal wards and special care baby units are overloaded.’