Acutely ill children, paediatric neurology research patients, rehabilitation patients, and surgical and research patients needing round-the-clock care are treated at the Paediatric Ward. Some of the patients are admitted for a procedure based on an invitation, others are admitted via the Emergency Department.
Treatment includes various examinations and procedures which are performed as painlessly and safely as possible. Medication, monitoring and guidance of the patients and parents are a part of the treatment.
The child's age, mental, physical and social needs, and the family's circumstances are taken into account when planning and implementing the treatment. Parents may stay with their child at the ward, which has a craft and play area.
The ward's treatments include
- Various infectious diseases
- Breathing difficulties
- Fluid balance disorders
- Diabetes and heart, liver, and kidney diseases
- Convulsions and poisoning
Operative treatment includes
- Paediatric surgery, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, diseases of the urinary system, abdominal area, lungs and chest area, and tumours and accidents
- Neurosurgery, such as the treatment of disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid circulation (hydrocephalus), brain injuries and cerebrospinal tumours, and the surgical treatment of epilepsy
- Ear, nose and throat conditions: various ear surgical procedures
- Plastic surgery, in most cases the treatment of burns, correction of scars, and excision of moles