The birth of a baby is one of life's most treasured experiences. At Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire our staff has created a warm and relaxed environment which allows us to support mother and family to share in the joyful experience of childbirth. The Center for Neonatal Care & High risk Paediatrics is responsible for the care of premature and critically ill infants born .The high level of care in NICU guarantees the best care for your baby. This level of support and care extends well beyond what would traditionally be expected, and covers a complete range of services from conception advice, antenatal care, safe delivery and care up to 12 weeks post birth.
Our Center has one of the largest, most well-regarded, and longest established Level III neonatal units in the. Our NICU has 25 beds out of which 10 beds are equipped for level 3 Intensive care, for managing very premature and sick babies. At Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire we have a planned approach to pregnancies with added risk: Obstetrician, Neonatologist and Recovery Specialist involved in planning and optimal care even before birth. Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire also does follow up services for special assessment of brain development and sense organs of babies born with added risk.
In The Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire, there is a focus on excellence and finesse to provide the safest space for the child to recover from illness in the most evidence based manner. The architecture and engineering of this hospital has been custom designed for the newborn making the delivery of healthcare optimal and effective.
Our vision is to provide leading Tertiary Care for newborns for this communities and neighbouring countries of Africa. We aspire to be the place where families desire to celebrate the introduction of new beginnings, the well-being of their loved ones across generations - from children to adults to elders, and for some the challenging transitions of loved ones with dignity, comfort and smiles. We desire to be the favoured work-place and partner of choice for leading doctors, surgeons, nurses, specialists and staff. We want to be the safest and most trusted home and healthy-haven for anyone in our city and community.
Transporting sick newborn babies in our country is a challenge. Our unit has two transport incubators with inbuilt breathing machines with the help of which even very sick babies can be transported. We offer transport services round the clock. We have 24x7helpline no-..... to deal with all transport related queries.
It is very important to have inbuilt quality care initiatives in the management of patients and we are doing number of initiatives like Hospital care associated infections audit, hand washing procedure audit, Insertion and maintenance bundles for the central lines, Surveillance information sheet, ventilator associated infection audit and human milk audit for preterm babies. The plan for the future years is to compare the various audits of our department with other departments in the country and outside.
Highly specialized care for newborns is provided in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our NICU is a Level IIID care facility and treats all neonatal medical and surgical problems, including advanced therapy for cardiac and pulmonary diseases, such as cardiac surgery and ECMO. Specially trained neonatal nurses are available for one-on-one patient care when needed. Subspecialists from all the paediatric disciplines are available for consultation 24 hours a day.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is probably the best in this region with regards to design, quality of construction, and the underlying child safety measures:
The NICU has three designated areas of care:
Newborns admitted into the Level III are critically ill and require artificial life support technology. Typically, a very sick baby with life threatening illness/condition would be cared for here. The medical and nursing supervision and care is at the highest intensity here. Very premature babies, babies with serious infections, lung and heart conditions, and those with major birth defects involving the brain, heart, lungs and kidneys would be admitted here.
Once babies are of life support and recovering from illness, or problems related to prematurity, they are transferred to the High Dependency Unit where they are nursed and monitored continually. Such babies are typically off oxygen or breathing support and still on artificial tube feeding and on intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Many prematurely born and very low birth weight babies (less than 1500 grams at birth) are cared for in this unit in special incubators which have a carefully controlled internal temperature and humidity, noise and lighting. They may need to stay for several weeks till they are mature enough to feed from their mothers and maintain their body temperature.
Despite the high-tech operations at work in our NICU, the care we provide is purely family-centered, meaning all of our efforts revolve around your family. We encourage parents to spend as much time as possible with their babies, and provide accommodations, such as visiting lounges, breast feeding suites and rooms for overnight stays and family visiting.
To help ease any anxiety parents feel while their babies stay in our NICU, we offer the following free support services:
The High Risk Paediatrics unit at Padiyath Medicity - Hopital Du Cinquantenaire provides developmental follow-up of children from birth to age 8 who are designated as high risk due to prematurity and/or low birth weight or prenatal exposure to drugs. The goal of the clinic is to provide early identification and referral for early intervention for the neuro developmental and neurobehavioral problems associated with prematurity, drug exposure and other biomedical and environmental risk factors.
The Pediatric Services at include outpatient and inpatient services for children and newborns. Children with ailments and problems of a non-critical nature can avail of these services and typically are evaluated and managed by scheduled appointments with our paediatricians or as walk in patients during the regular hours of the day.
Services offered include:
Promptness of service and the tender loving care meted to children by our nursing staff during the long outpatient waiting period for children are our hallmarks.
The neonatal and obstetrics team have regular weekly meetings to review the high-risk cases and arrive at a management consensus. Paediatrician and obstetricians provide joint antenatal counselling for expectant parents complicated by preterm deliveries or babies with congenital malformation. For cases that required ICU support, the parents were further counselled by our nurse specialist during NICU visitations to make them better prepared for the stressful neonatal course. This programme provides a high standard and quality of care.
We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to babies and are committed to the education and training of physicians and scientists through a diligent research program that respects and incorporates both basic sciences and clinical investigation.
The department is manned by qualified and experienced neonatologists, round the clock Paediatrician on call service. We work together with expert obstetricians to handle high risk pregnancies.