Connect North West

The specialist Neonatal Transport Team for the North West of England.

About us

Our team move premature babies to Neonatal Units at hospitals across the entire North West of England

Not all Neonatal Units are equipped to deal with certain conditions, that’s where we come in. It takes specialist skills and equipment to be able to safely move premature babies from one hospital to another

Our team of Doctors, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Emergency Ambulance Crew work together to make sure babies get to where they need to go. All supported by the Cot Bureau team, who coordinate all our calls

Information for parents and families

Support and advice for you

Let us help you understand what we do as a team and how this impacts the babies in the North West (and beyond)

Information for hospitals

Take a look at the sections below to find out how to make a referral to the team. You can learn about the process for acute (uplift) requests, repatriation (and outpatient) requests, and antenatal (in-utero) requests.

Help us make a difference

Support the fantastic work we do

Each year we transfer more than 2200 babies across the North West of England. Your support will help us maintain the best care using the best equipment available.

We’re a part of both the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. We also work closely with St John Ambulance to facilitate our transfers