The Special Care Baby Unit

Tiny Lives supports the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) based on Ward 35 of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Each year, around 750 premature or ill new born babies and their families will experience life on SCBU, and the following videos provide a tour of the unit.

Everyone’s journey through the Special Care Baby Unit is different and in the following videos two families share their experiences.

You can watch the short clips or you can skip to the bottom of the page to watch the whole film.

Intensive Care


The red area, also known as Intensive Care (1min)

High Dependency


The blue area is also known as High Dependency (3mins 42s)

Special Care


The green area is also known as Special Care (4mins 48s)

The Full Tour

The full tour of the Special Care Baby Unit (12mins 26s)

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