What we do

The  Neonatal Unit at Prince Charles Hospital is a Special Care Unit providing special and high dependency care for neonates.

Babies who require complex surgery or longer term intensive care would be transferred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The majority of babies over 32 weeks gestation will usually receive their full care within the Unit at Prince Charles Hospital. The Unit has 10 cots, one stabilisation cot, three high dependency cots and six special care cots.

Who is it for?

The Unit delivers care to babies of a gestational age of 32 weeks and above who are delivered within the Cwm Taf community.

In addition to the High dependency and special care cots, the Unit also provides a stabilisation facility for babies who need to be transferred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for intensive or high dependency care.   The Unit receives transfers from other Units for continuing special care.

Can anyone use this service?

The service is for babies born above 32 weeks of gestation from the Cwm Taf community.

Opening Times

Parents can visit at anytime.  Other visitors are welcome between 12:30pm – 2:00pm and 4:30pm – 6:30pm

What to expect

The Unit has to be secure, therefore, to gain entry you will be required to ring the bell and identify who you are. The staff will open the door which will then lock automatically.

The Unit can be daunting with the different types of equipment and machinery. Also, having a baby on the Unit can be a very emotional time.  All our staff are there to help and support the families of these very precious babies


Contact us

01685 728860
Prince Charles Hospital
Gurnos Estate
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 9DT