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Referrals to PIPER Neonatal generally fall into one of three categories
PIPER provides rapid access to a Consultant Neonatologist. The quality of decision making is enhanced if the most senior clinician responsible for the patient makes the referral where practical.
Factors that impact on decision making for any referral include:
Specific indications for consultation/transfer include (to be considered in relation to the referring unit’s agreed neonatal capability level):
Where there is uncertainty regarding the need to transfer an infant, PIPER Neonatal can be consulted at any time.