The implications and considerations of redirecting care in a local neonatal unit
This paper explores the case of a very sick infant in a local neonatal unit (LNU) for whom we unfortunately had to redirect care from intensive to palliative. It was decided that it was in the best interests of the baby and the parents to do so in the LNU, rather than transfer him to the tertiary neonatal unit. This article describes the benefits and challenges of redirecting care in the LNU, and how other LNUs can develop tools to empower themselves to confidently provide redirection of care in these unusual cases.
Paediatric ST3 Doctor
Paediatric ST5 Doctor
1Homerton Health NHS Foundation Trust, London
2Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
3Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust, London
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