"A person is a person no matter how small"

- Dr Seuss

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Shelly Beach Hospital

Lot 2489 Flamingo Rd,
2nd Floor Paeds Ward
Shelly Beach

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Hibiscus Surgical Day Hospital

26 Bazley Street,
1st Floor Room 1
Port Shepstone

WHAT IS A PAEDIATRIC SPECIALIST

If your child has an illness or injury that results in your child being in an unstable critical condition, a hospital-based paediatric specialist can be called on to provide the special care that your child needs.

Some conditions that may cause your child to be unstable and critical include the following:

• Severe asthma

• Deep diabetic ketoacidosis

• An overwhelming infection, such as severe pneumonia

• Serious injuries from accidents (such as cars, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades)

• A near drowning

All children become ill or injured at one time or another. Most of these problems can be cared for by your paediatrician.

Children who are critically ill require careful monitoring in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Paediatric Specialists coordinate the care of these children which is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health care specialists.

They use the special medicines or treatments that can only be offered in the PICU.


FOR AN APPOINTMENT CONTACT US ON: 087 152 0200

WHAT TYPES OF TREATMENTS DO PAEDIATRIC SPECIALIST PROVIDE?

Paediatric critical care specialists generally provide the following care to children who are critically ill:

Diagnosis of children who have an unstable, life-threatening condition

Thorough monitoring, medication, and treatment of children in a PICU Supervision of children on respirators

Medical treatment for children with severe heart and lung disease Placement of special catheters in the blood vessels and heart Management of medications and treatments for children with brain trauma