NICU Patient Resources at University of Colorado Hospital
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Colorado Hospital supports parent and family involvement as part of the caring and healing process. Family members – both parents and siblings – are considered critical support and are encouraged to visit newborns at any time during the day or night.
Families whose babies are small or very sick can be under a great deal of stress, so the NICU at University of Colorado Hospital offers a variety of resources to aid families during this time. Families are encouraged to participate in care conferences that involve all members of the medical/nursing team, and parents are able to speak with any member of the NICU staff about questions and feelings. Support groups are held every month to provide NICU families with an opportunity to meet others and share their experiences, and NICU Parent Advisory Council members, comprised of parents who have had babies in the NICU, are available at parent support group meetings as well as by request.