My hospital didn't have any rooms for parents at the NICU, except a couple overnight rooms that you can practice in before discharge (although we were never offered that
. We're the regional NICU for the entire northern part of the state, so some babies come from 2+ hours away via med flight. I felt really bad for their parents being that far away and not able to easily stay near their babies. When we got moved to PICU as an "overflow baby" (they had 11 sets of twins born in a week's timeframe, and that overloaded the NICU!), there were two other babies that got moved with us, and I never saw their parents. I know one baby that shared a room with DS for a while was one of those 2-hour-away types. Those poor parents.
I'd love to see more rooming-in type options in NICUs - ie, having rooms for parents to stay, even if they aren't right next to baby the whole time. At least they could be at the hospital instead of driving from far away everyday. I was 45 minutes from our hospital, so the drive was doable, but I couldn't go home and come back for quiet time in the afternoon. Thankfully, my parents live near the hospital, so I hung out at my mom's house during that time, then went back to the hospital. DH worked just a couple blocks away, so he'd take my nightly pumped milk early in the morning (like 6:30am) and do DS's feed around that time, and then I'd show up a few hours later.