Neonatal Emergency Stabilisation Team
Bristol's NEST (Newborn Emergency Stabilisation and Transfer) Team is based at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's Hospital in Southwell Street. The NEST Team responds to emergency calls regarding sick newborn babies and once they have been stabilised, transports them promptly and safely between neonatal units and hospitals across the South West.
The service is for all newborn babies who need either emergency or routine transport within the Western Neonatal Network area, including St Michael's and Southmead Hospitals in Bristol; hospitals in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon, Bath, Taunton, Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare; and some cases from hospitals in Devon and Cornwall. The dedicated neonatal Ambulance service is provided by Bristol Ambulance EMS.