Neonatal Expenses Fund

Information on the fund that provides help for families with babies in neonatal care.

Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF) claim form (NEF1): Travel and Subsistence costs for families with babies in neonatal care

NEF is designed to help parents of premature and sick newborn babies to offset the cost of travelling to and from hospital during the early days of their baby’s life and the subsistence required to allow them to spend time with their newborn in order to bond as a family during these early days.

Parents are integral to the care of their child whilst in neonatal care in order to establish breastfeeding and secure bonding and to allow parents to build the skills to care for their babies upon discharge from hospital.

What Expenses Can be Claimed

  • Transport
  • Parking
  • Meals and Subsistence

Making a claim

The NEF(1) form is attached in the PDF, further forms are available from hospital wards, clinics and cash offices or the Neonatal Expenses Fund. The form should be completed by the parent or guardian and signed and certified as detailed on the form. This includes certification of qualification from neonatal nurse or medical professional caring for your baby.

Claims must be submitted within three months of the patient’s discharge from hospital. Claims outside this time will not be considered for reimbursement except in very exceptional circumstances.

On completion the forms must be handed into the cash office within the hospital of attendance for reimbursement.

Full terms and conditions of the fund can be found at What you can claim for.




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