The N.E.S.T. team provide clinical advice and transport services to the Northern part of the Southwest Neonatal Network. We aim to be the primary contact and coordination point for all transfers within our part of the Network.
If you have concerns about the clinical condition of one of the infants under your care please contact us for advice. We may advise you to also discuss your patient with sub specialties in certain cases.
We have introduced call conferencing to enable us to include the NEST Top Cover Consultant and/or one of the Network NICU Consultants in all advice calls. We can also involved other specialties in specific cases.
Please state at the beginning of the call if it is a courtesy call, an advice call or a request for transfer. This will enable us to start the process of mobilising in urgent calls.
We aim to complete routine transfers as early as possible, in order of referral and clinical need. However sometimes a more urgent referral will neccesitate postponing a move, sometimes at short notice.