Neonatal ward Danderyd

Babies from all over Stockholm who are in need of neonatal care are cared for in the observation rooms on the ward. When the baby no longer requires care in an observation room, the baby can be moved to a room where the whole family can stay together.

The length of time during which care is necessary can often be long. As parents, it is important that you look after your own health so that you have the stamina to cope. Keep in mind that it is important to eat a balanced diet and to rest Also, try to get out of the hospital every day and get some fresh air.

Practical information


The door to the ward is always locked. When your baby is admitted to the hospital, you will receive a code that can be used to gain entry. The entrance to building P is open between 06:00 and 19:00. The main entrance is open between 06:00 and 20:00. At all other times, please use the Accident & Emergency entrance.


No outerwear is permitted on the ward. Outerwear must be left in family rooms or in lockers inside the entrance to the ward.

Overnight accommodation

There is overnight accommodation on the ward for the families of babies being cared for on the ward. Occupants are responsible for making the bed.

Ask the staff and they will provide clean sheets and towels when you need them. When changing accommodation, we would be grateful if you would put your bed linen in the laundry basket. Please remember to keep the floor clear of clutter so that the room can be cleaned on a daily basis.


We serve breakfast every morning between 7:00 and 10:00. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate is always available. It is possible to store small quantities of refrigerated food in a basket marked with your room number in a communal refrigerator. There is also a hob and microwave. Please remember to tidy up after you so the kitchen is clean and tidy when other visitors want to use it. All parents are jointly responsible for this space, which entails loading and unloading the dishwasher and wiping down the tables and worktops.

Within the hospital area, there are several restaurants, a Pressbyrån and a pharmacy. In the centre of Mörby, there are a number of shops, pharmacies and restaurants.

Mobile phones/Photography/WiFi

If you want to talk on your mobile phone, please do so away from the baby's bed. When you are with your baby, please put your mobile phone in silent mode, preferably in flight mode, so that you do not disturb the other babies. If you have a family room, you may use your mobile phone in the room. Mobile phones may be used to photograph your own baby. In general, photography is not permitted on the ward. Guest WiFi is available.


Karolinska University Hospital in Solna has a no smoking policy. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the hospital.

Parent survey

We strive to provide you with the best possible care. We want to provide care that is of the highest possible standard and which we continuously improve. Therefore, we need regular feedback from parents. Consequently, we would like to ask you to answer a questionnaire at the end of your stay here and share your experience. We appreciate all the feedback that results in improving the care we provide and making it even better and safer.

Hand hygiene

New born babies who are sick are very susceptible to infection, so strict hand hygiene is particularly important.

What to do before entering your baby's room:

  • Remove your rings, watch and bracelets
  • Wash your hands and forearms with soap and water. Dry them properly with paper towels so that your skin is completely dry,
  • Take a generous amount of hand disinfectant and rub it into your hands, fingers and forearms. Leave it to dry.
  • Always rub your hands with hand disinfectant before putting them into the incubator/cot. When you remove your hands from the incubator/cot, you will need to apply more hand disinfectant before touching anything.

Repeat step 3 when you have touched an object or yourself, e.g. your face or hair. Repeat steps 2 and 3 when you have visible dirt on your hands/forearms or e.g. changed the baby's diaper.

Find out more in our hygiene guide.

Parental participation

We work according to NIDCAP (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program), which means that nursing is family centred, it focuses on both the baby and the family. Care is adapted to each baby's individual level of development and the family is involved in the baby's care from the start.

You are the most important people in your baby's life and it is natural that you should participate as much as you can in your baby's care. When your baby is being cared for in an intensive care room, it is important that you tell the staff when you intend to leave your baby and what time you will be returning. Then you and the staff can set up a plan for the day. This usually works well, but sometimes the baby decides that it wants to turn over or it needs to have its nappy changed, etc., earlier than you had planned.

As parents, it is important that you have the stamina to cope. Remember to eat a balanced diet and try to find time to rest. When you stay with your baby in a family room, it is important that you tell the staff if you need to leave your baby alone in the room.

We want you to feel that your baby is in safe hands while being cared for by us. You can ask us anything. We consider every question important.


There is a counsellor on the ward who you can talk to; it can be good to talk to someone who is not directly involved in the care of your baby. The counsellor can also help you with information about parental benefits, sick leave and answer any questions you may have. Sometimes older siblings and other relatives may benefit from talking to the counsellor.

We can also offer psychotherapeutic trauma treatment during the baby's first year of life – even after the baby has been discharged from hospital.

Staff from the hospital chapel are always available if you want to talk. You can get in touch with them via the staff on the ward or via the switchboard by phoning 08-123 550 00. If you want your baby to be baptised while it is on the ward, the hospital chapel can help you with that.

The hospital chapel can also help you get in touch with representatives of other congregations and religions.

On the 4th floor, near goal point N (next to the escalator from the main entrance) there is a silent room for quiet contemplation that is open from 07:00-19:00.

Visiting the Neonatal Ward

Siblings, close relatives or other people who are important to your family are welcome to visit the baby following consultation with the staff on duty. An assessment is made based on the baby's needs for quiet and rest, and the activities on the ward. The number of people, besides the parents, should be limited to two people per visit. The length of the visit will be determined in consultation with the staff on duty. Children, other than siblings, are not allowed to visit sick/premature babies.

The baby's susceptibility to infection means that it is very important that the people who want to visit the baby have no signs of ongoing infection, such as fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, coughing, etc. Always consult the nurse on duty to ask when it is possible for your relatives to come and visit.

Feel free to take photos of or film your baby and show your baby's diary to your relatives. If your baby has siblings at home, it may be important for them to draw a picture and/or send something for their new little sibling to display in its room.

As parents, if you have relatives visiting the ward and you want to sit down for a while, we would prefer if you could use the parents' room, which is located outside the entrance to the ward. There is a fridge and microwave in the parents' room.

Please remember to tidy up after you so the room is clean and tidy when other visitors want to use it.

How to find us

Danderyd Hospital,
Armbågsvägen 3, Goal point P, 5th floor.

To get to Danderyd Hospital, you can take the red line on the Underground towards Mörby Centrum. A number of buses from the north side of the city also stop outside the hospital. You can also take the E20 if you are travelling by car, but the number of parking spaces is limited, so finding a parking space in the middle of the day can be difficult.