About 600 babies per year are admitted to the TMBU.
Approximately half of these are from the Brighton area. The remainder are
from elsewhere in the country.
Between the two Neonatal Units about 850 babies are treated each year. The EBA is here to help support every single one of them, and their families.
Neonatal Services at Brighton & Sussex
University Hospitals Trust
The Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU)
Is a specialist unit caring for premature and sick babies following their birth. The unit has twenty seven cots, nine of which are designated intensive care, eight for high dependency and the remaining ten for special care. Some babies may stay on the unit for only a day, others may be there for up to six months.
The local health authorities of East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and West Sussex pay for the service provided. However, high quality medical and nursing treatment is very expensive and donations are essential to help buy additional equipment.
The Princess Royal Hospital (SCBU)
The PRH SCBU is staffed for 8 special care cots. The unit is one of two in the UK led by a team of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNPs), supported by consultant neonatologists. The ANNP team is supplemented by an Associate Specialist and Speciality Doctor.
Women likely to deliver at less than 34 weeks gestation, or whose baby is likely to require high dependency or intensive care, are transferred to the RSCH before delivery. There are facilities at PRH for short term ventilation and stabilisation of infants prior to transfer. Infants requiring short periods of high dependency care are routinely managed at PRH.
The Early Birth Association are registered on Virgin Money Giving,
where you are able to make a donation directly to us and set up your
own fundraising page for any events that you do.
For further advice and support please also see the useful links and information at the bottom of the website.