I’m sad to say that I’ve seen this repeatedly in hospitals around my area.
The NICU in my hospital is incredibly specialist, and takes transfers from other hospitals due to its outstanding high-risk neonatal team. Often this means the more sick twin gets sent to us, whilst the other remains in the first hospital.
Sometimes we have to transfer a twin or triplet out to a less high risk unit to free up a cot for a baby who needs it just a little bit more.
More funding is required for more cots and staff, but I don’t believe we’ll be getting it any time soon.