Neonatal Intensive care unit ( NICU)

Neonatal Intensive care unit ( NICU)

  • What the department is about.

This is a unit that provides care to the sick baby/ premature babies and babies that needs special care.  The unit was established in 2016 after a group of staff had MEBCI (making every baby count initiative) training . The unit admit babies from first day of life to 28days. The unit aims at reducing neonatal death rate throughout the year by 85%, enhancing kangaroo mother care ( KMC) in all preterm/low birth weight babies, improving on infection prevention by 95% through hand washing/ aseptic techniques, educating mothers on their baby’s condition/ importance of exclusive breastfeeding.  The unit receives babies from peripheral as a result of it being a referral center.


  • Services of the department
  • Practicing kangaroo mother care and skin to skin
  • Intensive phototherapy
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Neonatal teleconsultation


  • HOD Profile

Jacqueline. N. Dapila, a Paediatric senior Nursing officer from the Ghana college of Nurses and midwives.  Also has BSc. Public health (Management) from catholic university college of Ghana.

  • Staff strength

The unit is being managed by 15 team members.  Nine (9) professional nurses and six(6) Auxiliary nurses.

  • Various equipment/ machine if applicable
  • Incubators
  • Radiant Warmer
  • Bili light
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Blood Pressure monitor