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Discharging twins separately from neonatal units
  1. J P Chapman,
  2. K Lange
  1. James Paget Hospital, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Norfolk NR31 6LA, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Chapman;

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We recently had a debate in our unit about whether or not it was better for a well twin to remain with its sibling in hospital until the latter was fit to be discharged. Our current practice is to keep the well twin in the special care baby unit until its twin is fit for discharge. The group who favoured separate discharge cited reduced risk of nosocomial infection, decreased costs, cot availability, …

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