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.