Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

King Edward Memorial Hospital’s (KEMH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for more than 3000 preterm and sick infants annually and is the largest NICU in the southern hemisphere. The NICU consists of a team of highly skilled specialist medical and nursing staff who provide for neonates and their families. The NICU encompasses a neonatal unit at KEMH and the state-wide Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS WA external site).

Information for parents in the NICU


Visiting the NICU

Parents may visit their baby at any time, for the health and safety of our babies in the NICU, visitors are restricted as follows:

  • Parents and grandparents only.
  • Maximum of two (2) people allowed to visit at a time.
  • One parent must be present during all visits (i.e. one grandparent with one parent).
Special circumstances may be considered, please talk to senior staff about permission for people, other than those listed.


The NICU has technology to allow you and family members to see your baby via the online service Look@MyBaby located in NICU viewing room.

To view your baby on the nursery webcam you first need to register with Look@MyBaby and tell them which nursery you are in and obtain a username and a password. You will need to call every time you want to use the webcam. The Look@MyBaby service is free to families at KEMH. Please visit the NICU page for more information.

Contact us

Tel: (08) 6458 2099

Opening hours 

24 hours, 7 days a week