Should any complications arise with your newborn baby, rest assured you are in good hands, and that with our state of the art facilities and highly trained nurses, neonatologists and pediatricians, everything will be done to nurse your baby back to health.
A state-of-the-art ward for babies who are born prematurely, have breathing problems, or other neonatal problems.
There are a total of 73 beds in the ward, including 6 beds fitted with ventilators should a baby have severe breathing problems. The ward comprises four sub-units– Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), High Care, Special Care and Kangaroo Mother Care.
Babies in the Neonatal Unit receive the best possible care from our team of highly trained nurses and neonatal specialist paediatricians who nurse them back to health. A newborn with health problems may start off in the NICU and then progress through High Care to KMC or Special Care as he/she returns to full health.
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Ward
We have a special ward for mothers and their babies, with a total of 16 beds.
A baby who is born prematurely may start off in the Neonatal Unit, and then as he/she gets better, will eventually move to the Kangaroo Mother Care ward, joining the mother. Here, the baby will start to receive continuous care from the mother. The baby is secured skin-to-skin for 24 hours on the mother’s chest. Support is given to the mother to breastfeed and care for her baby.
Mothers whose babies are undergoing treatment in the Neonatal Unit are provided with lodging on the premises. This is so that they can be on hand to provide breast milk for their babies, as well as skin-to-skin care whenever possible. The MMH Lodger ward provides beds for up to 8 mothers at a time.