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Paediatric Emergency

The  Paediatric Emergency Department at Zulekha Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat any paediatric medical emergencies.

With special areas within the unit dedicated to paediatrics, fast track cases, resuscitation and general treatment, you can be assured of timely medical attention from our team of emergency paediatricians. We have dedicated consultants and specialists paediatric doctors on duty in the Emergency Department on round the clock  service basis

Our wide range of Paediatric Emergency services include

  • Rapid sequence intubation
  • Airway management and mechanical ventilation
  • Defibrillation
  • Paediatric advanced life support
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Neonatology and paediatric services
  • Haemodynamic monitoring
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Laboratory and radiology diagnostics
  • Minor procedures
  • Asthma
  • Coma
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Injuries
  • Sports Trauma
  • Toxic exposure

The  Paediatric Emergency Department uses the Triage System in which patients are assessed according to urgency of their case.   This system ensures that those in a serious condition receive priority care, however we do endeavor to ensure that all patients are seen as quickly as possible.  Waiting period from 0 second till maximum 30 minutes, The average length of stay in the unit is approximately one hour, although this will vary depending on the severity of your case and the number/severity of other cases which are being dealt with at the same time.

Paediatrics & Neonatology

The paediatric department provides specialized care in the following areas

Childbirth and newborns

All high-risk deliveries at Zulekha  Hospital Sharjah are attended by a paediatrician or neonatologist.  We have state-of-the-art delivery rooms and a full-term nursery to take care of your newborn. Our neonatal trained nurses and midwives help new mothers take care of their newborn baby, including help with breastfeeding, cleaning and other day-to-day care.  

Before discharge, your baby will receive vaccinations against Hepatitis B and BCG and blood samples will be sent for newborn screening tests for common metabolic disorders in infancy.

After discharge from the hospital, your child will be followed regularly in the paediatric outpatient clinic to make sure they receive their vaccinations on time and to ensure they are growing and developing well.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / SBU

Zulekha Hospital has upgraded and expanded its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from 16 to 19 beds, making it one of the largest level three NICU facilities in the UAE. It comprises 19 Neonatal Intensive Care beds, two  isolation rooms and our specially designed breastfeeding cubicles with express in comfort.

Infants and children

We provide evaluation and management of children admitted to the hospital or in the outpatient department for a variety of acute and chronic conditions including the following:

  • Breathing difficulties due to asthma exacerbation, bronchiolitis, viral croup or other viral respiratory infections
  • Allergic reactions
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances
  • Febrile seizuresInjuries and ingestions
  • Kidney problems like urinary tract infections
  • Respiratory problems like pneumonia
  • Evaluation and management of fever of unknown origin
  • Childhood infections
  • Travel vaccinations and recommendations

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Zulekha Hospital  state-of-the-art paediatric intensive care unit houses 3  beds including Isolation room and provides specialized care around the clock to critically ill children. It serves paediatric patients suffering from life threatening conditions such as respiratory distress, seizures, coma, serious infections, asthma, pneumonia and accidental poisoning, as well as those who have undergone complex paediatric surgical procedures.

The unit employs the latest technology such as pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2 monitors with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilators, non-invasive ventilation. The PICU is staffed by an internationally trained team of paediatric intensivist hospitalists, paediatric subspecialists such as a paediatric cardiologist, paediatric infectious disease specialist and paediatric intensive care nurses.

Paediatric Surgery 

Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving surgery of foetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Our paediatric surgeons commonly operate on conditions such as congenital malformations, abdominal wall defects, chest wall deformities and childhood tumors.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah  have specialized physiotherapists who provide treatment for movement, development and conditions that are likely to affect the baby and growing child including respiratory problems, neurological conditions, developmental delay and musculoskeletal problems.