Clinical Services

Working on a referral basis with other tertiary hospitals, NMCH currently offers the following critical services:

  • Neurosurgery – The neurosurgical department treats children diagnosed with complex cases including, posterior fossa tumours, craniofacial abnormalities and myelomeningoceles.
  • Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery – At one adult hospital, there can be up to 300 children waiting for life-saving heart treatment. Our Cardiothoracic Surgical team treats children with congenital and cardiovascular disease.
  • General Paediatric Surgery – These procedures are critical surgeries that, in some cases, children have been waiting for several months to receive. These include orchidopexy (surgical repair of undescended testes into the scrotum), oesophageal atresia (a birth defect that causes the oesophagus to end in a blind-ending pouch), hypospadias repairs (repairs abnormal location of the urinary tract opening), and jejunal atresia (a birth defect resulting in the partial absence of the fold of the stomach membrane), to name a few.
  • Nephrology (Dialysis) – One of the largest paediatric dialysis units in the country. The unit adopts a holistic approach to treatment in the form of pre and post-transplant treatment as well as haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Critical Care – With 48 ICU beds – both neonatal and paediatric ICU – NMCH has the largest paediatric critical care complex in the region. Many critically-ill children are in need of this intensive care. To ensure improved health outcomes for patients from our referral networks NMCH has provided a dedicated specialist team and allocated space to care for these vulnerable children.

Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia (pronounced “ah-nes-thee-see-ya”) plays a critical role in the treatment of patients. Our paediatric anaesthetists provide anaesthesia for infants and children with the aim of maximising safety while minimising discomfort during treatments and operations. They are involved in assessing patients before their operations to select the most suitable anaesthetic method.

To keep in line with our principle of child and family centred care, we aim to keep all patients and their families well informed about what they will experience before and after their surgery. In the operating theatre, our anaesthetists continuously monitor all patients.

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Radiology

Our Radiology department is dedicated to advancing the field of radiology through state-of the- art, patient-centred, team-based clinical care and exceptional service which together allow the translation of discovery into cutting edge patient care protocols.

It features cutting-edge medical imaging equipment, which include eight X-Ray machines that will serve approximately 2 500 patients a year. Also available are a 3T MRI machine, a CT Scan, a Nuclear CT Scan, a Fluoroscopy machine, and ultrasound and X-Ray machines. The team is involved in the many aspects of patient care, improving the quality and safety of imaging services and also participating in research.

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Pharmacy

Our Pharmacy provides comprehensive, patient and family centred health care to patients of the hospital. We work closely with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals to design, implement and monitor a therapeutic plan for each patient’s specific treatment.

We are responsible for identifying, resolving, and preventing medicine-related problems, as well as formulating dosages that are not commercially available for patients. We believe that by working as a team with other healthcare professionals, we will provide excellent care and love to our children and their families.

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