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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mediclinic City Hospital has upgraded and expanded its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from 12 to 27 beds, making it one of the largest level three NICU facilities in the UAE. Comprising 17 Neonatal Intensive Care beds, two isolation rooms and 10 Neonatal High Dependency beds, the new NICU is a considerable step forward, both for the hospital and the country as a whole, in the provision of neonatal critical care.

At Mediclinic City Hospital we employ the latest medical techniques and technology to give the best possible care to every baby. We provide developmental care to minimise the stress of the NICU environment and enhance their physiological stability, protect their sleep rhythms and promote their growth and maturation. We also work hard to make parents feel like parents. We give special attention to bonding between the existing family and their new premature or sick baby. Kangaroo care is a unique way to promote bonding; we give both mum and dad the opportunity to hold their baby ‘skin-to-skin’ with the assistance of a specially trained nurse as soon as their baby’s condition is stable enough. Our specially designed breastfeeding cubicles with massage chairs and TVs allow mothers to breastfeed or express in comfort.

Dr. Zahreddin Abusalah, MBBCh, DCH(UK), MRCPCH(UK), CCT Paediatrics(UK), CCT Neonatal Medicine(UK),FRCPCH (UK)

Dr Abusalah is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK). He is a UK Board certified consultant in Paediatrics with subspecialty in Neonatal Medicine.  He was trained in major UK Hospitals in Liverpool, Cardiff, Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester. He gained extensive experience in all aspects of paediatrics and neonatology with special interest in neurodevelopmental follow- up and management of babies with neurodisabilities. He was a research fellow at Sheffield teaching hospitals and prior moving to the UAE, he was Consultant Neonatologist at Bradford Teaching Hospital (UK) and a consultant in Yorkshire and Humber Infant and Paediatric Transport Services (UK). He has gained excellent experience in teaching and education through his role as an educational supervisor for paediatric doctors and medical students.

Dr. Abdelazim Ahmed Mohamed Abdalla, MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship (Canada)

Dr. Abdelazim’s philosophy on patient care is to give the baby and its parents a sense of trust that all their needs will be met and that they are valued. Dr. Abdelazim, who moved from Ireland to join Mediclinic City Hospital’s neonatal team, has extensive experience in both paediatric gastroenterology and paediatric endocrinology, in addition to foetal and Neonatal medicine. Prior to doing his Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada, he was educated in Ireland and London, where he completed his specialist registrar training.

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