It is quiet in unit 427 in Hvidovre Hospital. It is night and the lights in the unit are soft and dimmed. Here premature babies are hospitalised, as well as newborn babies that are ill and children up to one year that need intensive care and treatment.

At night the life of the unit resembles that of daytime quite a lot, but it is darker and quieter. The nurses move silently around the hallways as they work in the subdued light of the division, or they use the flashlights they carry around to see when they take notes or give medicine. The parents drowsily feed their children or lie with them on their chest so they can feel their heartbeat.