Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUS)

NICUS is the Neonatal Intensive Care Units' Data Collection which commenced in 1992.

The data are reported by calendar year for neonatal patients who are admitted to a NICU or Level 4 Special Care Nursery, and who meet the following registration criteria:

  • Gestational age less than 32 weeksLiverpoolNICU
  • Birth weight less than or equal to 1,500 grams
  • Mechanical ventilation for 4 hours or more
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for 4 hours or more
  • High Flow Oxygen for 4 hours or more
  • Major surgery (opening of a body cavity)
  • Insertion of a central venous line for 4 hours or more
  • Intentional hypothermia
  • Require Exchange Transfusion

The data are published in the NSW Mothers and Babies Report and can be viewed via the following link: NSW Mothers and Babies report published 

We contribute to the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) and these reports can be accessed via the ANZNN link.