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Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Network

About us

The Network is one of three neonatal networks in the South Region and comprises 14 hospital neonatal services, parent representatives and voluntary organisations working with commissioners for local maternity care and NHS England Specialised Commissioning for neonatal care.

Neonatal care is provided across three levels of service caring for preterm and sick newborn babies in our network:

Special Care Units (SCU), Local Neonatal Units (LNU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), short term intensive care and high dependency care is provided at LNUs but for complex intensive care, NICU services are provided at Oxford, Southampton and Portsmouth and babies requiring surgical referral or treatment receive their care in Oxford or Southampton and babies born in the network who need cardiac surgery will usually transfer to Southampton.

The Network aims to promote keeping mothers and babies together through our work with maternity services and in situations where transfer between hospitals is needed for mother or baby. The SONeT service is the Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transfer Service and is dedicated to safely transferring babies for uplift in care to a NICU or closer to home to a LNU or SCU. This is the key service to providing expert care across a network system.

The Network Team

Gina Outram

Gina Outram
Network Manager

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Gina's Bio

Gina joins the Network in May 2018 after a long career in neonatal nursing. Gina has recently worked as the Senior Nurse for the Neonatal Service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is a member of the National Neonatal Network Nurses Group and the National Neonatal Audit Programme Board.

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Dr Eleri Adams

Dr Eleri Adams
Clinical Lead - Thames Valley Network area Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Eleri's Bio

Eleri provides the Clinical Leadership to the Thames Valley system and is the Chair of that Clinical Forum. She is a Consultant Neonatologist and Director for Children’s Critical Care at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT. Eleri is Deputy Chair of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Neonatal Critical Care.

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Dr Victoria Puddy

Dr Victoria Puddy
Clinical Lead - Wessex Network area lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Victoria's Bio

Victoria provides the Clinical Leadership to the Wessex system and is a Consultant Neonatologist and previously Service Director at University Hospital Southampton NHS FT.

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Network Geography

The Network has an organisational structure to cover hospitals across Thames Valley into Milton Keynes and in the Wessex network area including Chichester West Sussex, Dorset and South Wiltshire.

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South East Neonatal Network

About us

South East Neonatal Network consists of 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Units, 3 Local Neonatal Units and 6 Special Care Units. South East Coast Neonatal Transfer Service operates across the Network, undertaking both emergency retrievals and repatriation back to local units.

The Network Team

Vanessa Attrell

Vanessa Attrell
Network Manager

South East Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Vanessa's Bio

Vanessa has been Network Manager since 2005 when the Neonatal Network was launched across Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Vanessa started her career as a neonatal nurse in 1991; during her years working clinically she gained experience in both NICU & SCBU units.

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Dr Aung Soe

Dr Aung Soe
Clinical Lead (Joint) South East Coast Neonatal Network

South East Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Aung's Bio

Dr Soe has been a consultant neonatologist since 1996. He is a full time NHS consultant at Medway, where he is the Clinical Lead in Neonatology and he is also the Clinical Lead for South East Coast Neonatal Network. He has many relevant academic credentials through local and multi-centre research activities. He has been a Principal investigator in various research projects including studies on neonatal brain, lungs and nutrition

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Dr Peter Reynolds

Dr Peter Reynolds
Clinical Lead (Joint) South East Coast Neonatal Network

South East Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

Sue Overton

Sue Overton
Network Administrator

South East Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Sue's Bio

Sue has worked for the Network since 2014 having had a wealth of experience in administration in the NHS.

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Network Geography

South East Neonatal Network covers Kent, Surrey & Sussex; there are 11 Acute Trusts and 13 units in the Network. Two acute Trusts straddle the borders with Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Network, we work collaboratively to ensure that patient flows are appropriate for the level of care required.

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