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East of England Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

What We Do

We work collaboratively with 17 units across the East of England to deliver high quality care to our babies and their families

Meet The Team

Elizabeth Langham

Director

ODN Director of Neo/SIC/PCC ODN, my role incorporates working at a local, regional and national level and having oversight and strategic vision for all 3 ODN's

Claire O'Mara

Lead Nurse

I provide clinical nursing leadership to the 17 neonatal units in the EoE, with a committed focus on education and neonatal nursing workforce.

Matthew James

Clinical Lead

I have been Medical Lead for the ODN since 2019. I am committed to making the neonatal services in the East of England the best in the UK and maintaining and improving standards

Katie Cullum

Lead Nurse for Innovation & Quality Improvement

I am Nurse Lead for Innovation and Quality Improvement. Prior to this role I was Nurse Education Programme Lead implementing the Neonatal Transitional Care Programme.

Lynne Radbone

Lead Neonatal Dietitian

I am the Lead Neonatal Dietitian for the network. I have over 35 years experience as a dietitian and am responsible for supporting units in all aspects of preterm and neonatal nutritional care.

Rebecca Chilvers

Lead Clinical Psychologist

I have worked with families and clinicians for over 20 years, the last 8 in neonatal care. I am passionate about developing equitable, responsive and accessible psychological provision.

Laura Baird

Lead Speech and Language Therapist

I am the Lead SLT for the Neonatal ODN. My role is to work with services in the region to promote and support the delivery of high quality Neonatal Speech Language Therapy in the East of England.

Rachel Stamp

Lead Physiotherapist

I am the Lead Neonatal Physiotherapist for the East of England Neonatal ODN. I have over 17 years of experience in neonatal care. I look forward to promoting neonatal physiotherapy and working with staff and families to improve longer term outcomes for babies and their families.

Jane Fenton-Smith

Lead Occupational Therapist

As the Lead Occupational Therapist for the East of England Neonatal Network I have a strategic role in supporting the workforce, infants and families across the region with the aim of enhancing neonatal care, supporting parental involvement and improving outcomes.

Sara Davis

Practice Development Lead

I am the Practice Development Lead Nurse. I plan and deliver education and support the implementation of change to ensure the best outcomes for families.

Julia Cooper

Lead Care Coordinator

My ODN role is Lead Care Coordinator. In this role I am assisting and supporting Neonatal Units across the region, to develop, improve and enhance family care

Claudia Gray

Care Coordinator

My passion is to work with families to ensure their neonatal journey is as positive as possible

Paula Peirce

Care Coordinator

Our ultimate aim is to promote the neonatal partnership between families and staff; as our shared goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes of care.

Wendy Rogers

Neuroprotection Lead

I am Lead Nurse for Neuroprotection. I have over 30 years’ experience in neonatal care. I provide support and teaching to units to improve neonatal Neuroprotection.

Polly Basak

Project Manager

Polly joined us as Project Manager on the Neonatal ODN in September 2021. She has an extensive background in managing health related projects.

Ian Long

Data Analyst

I am the Data Analyst for the East of England Neonatal ODN. I have been in the role since 2012.

Kelly Hart

ODN Office Manager

I have been part of the ODN team since 2018 and I assist with the admin & organising needs of the team

Jemima Morroll

Administrator to Care Coordinator Team

I am a the Administrator to the Care Coordinator Team.

Emily Smith

PAG-Chair

Emily is the Chair for the East of England Neonatal Parent Advisory Group (PAG)

Kelly Phizacklea

PAG-Vice Chair

Kelly is the Vice Chair for the East of England Neonatal Parent Advisory Group (PAG)

Types of Neonatal Units

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU, Level 1)

SCBU’s care for babies born from 30 weeks onwards if the baby is a singleton and from 32 weeks if a multiple pregnancy. Babies will receive minimal respiratory support, tube feeding, continuous monitoring and supportive care prior to discharge home.

Local Neonatal Unit (LNU, Level 2)

Local Neonatal units care for babies greater than 27 weeks gestation if a singleton pregnancy and greater than 28 weeks if a multiple pregnancy. Babies cared for in an LNU can receive short term intensive care treatment requiring respiratory support on a ventilator.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU, Level 3)

NICU, sometimes referred to as Tertiary/level 3 units. NICU’s care for babies born from 22 weeks gestation, babies who have a surgical need and babies who need prolonged intensive care. Here in the East of England we have 3 NICU’s.

 

Clusters

Cambridge Cluster

NICU; Addenbrookes

LNU; Broomfield, Colchester, Harlow (Princess Alexandra) and Peterborough

SCBU; Hinchingbrooke and West Suffolk

Norwich Cluster

NICU: Norfolk and Norwich

LNU; Ipswich and Queen Elizabeth (Kings Lynn)

SCBU; James Paget

Luton Cluster

NICU; Luton and Dunstable

LNU; Lister and Watford

SCBU; Bedford

Basildon and Southend are both LNU’s and feed into the London Network

 

Addenbrookes

NICU & PICU units available

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Hinchingbrooke

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Peterborough

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Bedford

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Luton & Dunstable

NICU unit available

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Lister

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Basildon

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Princess Alexandra

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Watford

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Broomfield

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Southend

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Colchester

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Ipswich

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West Suffolk

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James Paget

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Queen Elizabeth

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Norfolk & Norwich

NICU unit available

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Our Neonatal Units

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