April 9, 2020

Record number of twins in Northern Hospital Neonatal Unit

In March, the Neonatal Unit at Northern Hospital Epping cared for five sets of twins – a record number of twins in the Unit at the same time.

The twins were all born within days of each other, comprising of seven girls and three boys.

Barbara Rischitelli, Neonatal Nurse Unit Manager, said, “We were delighted to provide care for these families and proud to be welcoming them into the northern community.”

“The twins have all now been discharged, with the last set of twins able to go home to their families just a few days ago. They were all happy, healthy and growing – the parents even said they would keep in touch with each other.”

In the last financial year, over 3,600 babies were born at Northern Hospital Epping.

Our Neonatal Unit is a 17-bed level 5 nursery that cares for premature and unwell infants from as young as 31 weeks.

We have expert Neonatologists and Paediatricians who are dedicated to looking after these vulnerable newborns, with designated 24 hour specialist care, and wonderful nurses who provide support for these families.