Our NICU is a tertiary unit and consists of a total of 31 cots including 15 intensive care cots, 8 high dependency cots and 8 special care cots. The unit also helps support a 16 cot Transitional Care Ward. 

The unit provides care for sick newborn infants with a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions. The unit also provides the Newborn Emergency Stabilisation & Transport Team for the region’s hospitals. 

We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all our nursing staff. We run the QIS (Qualified in Specialty) course in Bristol in partnership with University of West of England, and benefit from our own in-house Education team and SIM training. 

We are a passionate, talented and forward-thinking team. Our NICU has Phillips ICCA systems for all monitoring, prescribing and documentation, and is involved in on-going research programmes including cooling therapy and cool cuddle projects. Apply today and join us at an exciting time as we expand our team following further Neonatal Critical Care Review funding. 


We are a Trust where patient safety is our top priority. With opportunities to progress in a CQC Rated ‘Good’ Trust why would you want to go anywhere else?

We like to show our appreciation to all our staff for the hard work they put in every day. This includes a generous annual leave allowance, as well as generous maternity, shared parental, partner and adoption leave & entitlements. As a Trust we’re also committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our staff, with a range of support services, resources and provisions on hand to enable this.

We want to see our staff flourish. As a Nurse at UHBW you could discover opportunities to move into Management, to become a Practitioner, Specialist Nurse, Research Nurse and so much more.

As a University hospital, we’re always looking to adopt the latest treatments and practices. Through study days and optional courses, we provide a culture of learning, helping you become the best Nurse that you can be.

For more information on why you should choose UHBW click here.


If you think your next career move could be in NICU, click the link below to apply today:

Staff Nurse – NICU



NICU is based in the heart of Bristol, a diverse, historic, and vibrant city bursting with food, music, and culture. Whether you like shopping, eating out, or sport and leisure activities, there’s something here for everyone.

Bristol is consistently tipped as one of the UK’s top cities to live, rated for its stunning scenery and social scene. In 2015 it was also named the UK’s first ever European Green Capital, in recognition of what its citizens have done in terms of making the city a healthier, happier place to live. We’ve put in place a number of green travel schemes, to ensure as a Trust we operate as sustainably as we can.

On top of all this, we’ve negotiated a wide range of discounts with local service providers and retailers, meaning you get great deals on anything from holidays to hairdressing and insurance to theatre tickets.

For more information on housing, schools and transport click here.