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Newborn baby/babies.

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

A specialised hospital ward that provides care for seriously ill babies.


Surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Non-admitted patient

Includes emergency department patients who are not admitted to hospital, outpatients and other patients who are treated by hospital employees away from the hospital site (e.g. community/outreach services). Also known as ambulatory patients.

Not ready for care patients

Patients who are not in a position to be admitted to hospital. Includes staged patients with medical conditions that are not amenable to surgery, and deferred patients who cannot attend for surgery for personal reasons (e.g. work/personal commitments).