Family Health & Wellbeing
A vital part of early childcare, Saad Specialist Hospital’s neonatology service is supported by one of the most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the Middle East.
The Hospital’s neonatologists and pediatricians, many of whom have qualified at some of the most internationally renowned hospitals, are trained in all aspects of general medicine as it applies to a child. Their international background means that a large number of languages are spoken to assist patients from any background. A comprehensive counseling and education service is also available for new parents, whatever the level of care that their child may required. For more information, please follow this link.
The neonatal care provided at the Hospital is broad, and includes:
- Care of healthy newborns nursed in the normal newborn nursery.
- Neonatal screening program (for more information, please follow this link).
- Level I NICU care for infants with minor problems.
- Level II NICU care for infants with moderate illness requiring special (intermediate) care, including supplementary oxygen.
- Level III NICU care for sick infants requiring a high level of intensive care, including mechanical ventilation. Includes care needs following extreme low birth weight and premature birth.
- Pre and postoperative care for infants undergoing major surgical procedures.
- Mirroring the Hospital’s wider approach, the neonatology unit adopts a multidisciplinary method of care. Allied newborn services include obstetrics, respiratory therapy, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, clinical genetics, neurosciences, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, urology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and others. More information about these services can be found on the related patient service pages.