Paediatrics

The Department of Paediatrics delivers care for healthy and sick children including history taking, general examination, local examination, investigations, assessment of growth and development, nutritional assessment, vaccination, accident prevention and referral to other specialties.

The Allergy Clinic is also available as part of the service.

Inpatient care includes the admission of children to the Paediatric ward.  Monitoring and management of sick neonates occurs through the special care baby unit or the neonatal intensive care unit. Newborns should be seen weekly until one month of age.  Subsequent follow-ups should be at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 15 months and 18 months. Children between 3 to 6 years old should visit the paediatrician annually and every two years thereafter.