Sidra Medicine delivering outstanding care for newborns – The Peninsula

  • Date: 18-Jul-2022
  • Source: The Peninsula Qatar
  • Sector:Healthcare
  • Country:Qatar
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Sidra Medicine delivering outstanding care for newborns – The Peninsula

Sidra Medicine is delivering world-class care for newborns requiring major surgery in the region and beyond, data shows.

Sidra Medicine admits the sickest babies or those with complex health conditions, of which a very high proportion, 25 percent, undergo major surgery at the hospital.

Despite the complexities, survival rate of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients at Sidra Medicine is high, according to the hospital’s annual report for 2021 released recently.

“As we reflect on the past year, we are immensely proud of our teams’ clinical achievements — whether it is saving the most vulnerable babies admitted to our neonatal ICU with a survival rate of 95.4 percent or ground-breaking surgeries to save the lives or limbs of our young patients,” said Mohammed Khalid Al Mana, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Governors at Sidra Medicine.

Sidra Medicine is part of the global Vermont Oxford Network database, which benchmarks more than 1,300 NICUs in the world, said the annual report.

Sidra Medicine has the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit in Qatar with more than 150 parameters monitored for each baby admitted.

Since January 2021, to avoid stressful situations for babies, ophthalmological interventions such as laser or eye injections are performed bedside in