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Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Types of job

Tertiary neonatal unit

Size of department

24 ITU/HDU cots divided into 6 x 4 bedded mixed acuity rooms. 20 cot low dependency / special care. 6 bed transitional care. 20 bed labour ward plus 8 bed midwifery led unit.

It is the regional specialist centre and has the full range of treatments for all preterm and sick newborns (except transfer to Alder Hey for surgery and ECMO).

Massive Advance Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) team – currently 35!

Rota intensity/frequency of shifts

Currently 1 in 7 but rota pattern likely to change.

There are 3 separate rotas for tier 1, ST4/5 and senior grid trainees / senior ANNPs so there is always a senior trainee / ANNP on site including overnight.

How busy is job – average

Busy but always plenty of staff around.

Positive points

Great neonatal experience. All babies with duct dependent cardiac lesions from whole of north west born at LWH, plus many other congenital abnormalities – only place in the deanery to get this experience. Lots of opportunities for procedures. Very supportive – always 2 tier 1s and 2 tier 2s on each night shift and more in daytime. Consultant onsite from 8am until midnight.

Average driving commute from Liverpool centre rush hour v out of hours

5-10 minutes!

Public transport

Good bus services

Cycle facilities

Secure cycle storage with code access. Showers and changing available in theatres.

Hospital accommodation

2 rooms but not the best condition.

Rota coordinator contact details

Sally.ogden@lwh.nhs.uk


Any special interests particularly catered to?

Neonates!