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The simple fact is that more and more babies than ever before require specialised care when they are born.
This is down to several factors including advances in treatment and technology leading to better care and improved survival for babies born extremely prematurely (as early as 22 or 23 weeks). There are an increased number of infants being successfully treated for complex problems, and more pre-term multiple births from the success of fertility treatments.
The increasing incidence of premature birth and the improving survival rates mean incredible strains are being placed on the budgets, infrastructure and equipment being used to treat them.
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