Neonatology Department


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Neonatology Department

The Neonatology Department at Dar Al Shifa Hospital (DASH) renders care to newborn infants who require intensive monitoring and advanced interventions. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at DASH is a level III neonatal unit and it is the first advanced and well established NICU in the private sector of Kuwait. The NICU is located adjacent to the Labor and Delivery rooms and it serves as a steady and supporting unit to our fully busy obstetrics department when it comes to high risk pregnancies and deliveries. In addition, the unit is designed to accommodate sick babies admitted from outside the hospital.

The unit is run by a team of expert Neonatologists and skilled nurses capable of handling sophisticated medical cases with a focus on family-centered care. The unit is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology including high frequency oscillatory ventilators, monitoring system, incubators, pumps, phototherapy units and other advanced equipment that support management of critically ill babies.     

Scope of Services:

  • Care of healthy newborns in the nursery unit.
  • Newborn outpatient clinic for follow up of growth and development.
  • Neonatal screening program.
  • Care for neonates with minor and moderate illness. 
  • Care for sick neonates with respiratory problems requiring mechanical ventilation.
  • Care for low birth weight and preterm babies with all complications of prematurity. 
  • Surfactant therapy for infants with premature lungs.
  • Management of babies with feeding problems, jaundice, blood diseases, birth asphyxia, seizures and sepsis.
  •  Advanced incubators for maintaining an infant's body temperature.
  • Availability of separate Special Care Unit Baby (SCBU) to take care of sick neonates admitted from outside the hospital. 
  • Vaccination of pre-term and low birth weight newborns. 
  • Parental counseling and health education.
  • Collaboration with other specialties including cardiology, surgery, nephrology, ENT, and ophthalmology. 
  • Availability of round the clock neonatal physician and neonatal transport services

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