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Paediatric Critical Care

Overview

The Paediatric Critical Care Unit at Fortis Memorial Research Centre provides multi-system life support for infants, children and adolescents. It provides superlative degree of patient care to children with a wide range of medical and surgical conditions including acute infections, trauma, neurological conditions and cancer.

The department fosters a child-friendly, holistic and family-centred environment which leads to their faster recovery. Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and High Dependency (HD) unit receive and manage critically ill children with a wide variety of disorders.

We provide multi-disciplinary paediatric critical care for both medical and surgical paediatric patients including post-operative cardiothoracic surgical, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, otolaryngologic, liver and kidney transplant patients

All kinds of mechanical ventilatory support, including non-invasive mechanical ventilation, high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy and high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) are available.

The unit has admirable clinical outcomes and is widely regarded nationally as well as internationally for its pioneering work in the field of paediatric critical care. Our consultants are world leaders in the field of paediatric critical care medicine and provide state-of-the-art care. We offer holistic care to critically ill children and their families.

Children admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit receive one-to-one nursing care and are looked after by a steadfast medical team. Parents are provided with accommodation nearby and psychological support should they require it.

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