A special team for special needs
The nursing team provides treatment for toddlers, children, and adolescents who suffer from a variety of conditions, such as respiratory, digestive, and elimination illnesses; heart conditions; neurological problems; and developmental issues.
The unit works to address all the considerations that arise related to a child’s condition. When necessary, an integral part of the care includes social work, psychology, physiotherapy, nutrition services.
Family participation and personalized care
With recognition that family is a core element in a child’s recovery, special emphasis is placed on involving the family in the process. In the Pediatrics Unit, extensive family interaction; individualized attention; caregiver friendliness and trustworthiness during treatment; and quality care are all elements that help ensure treatment success.
Continuity of care
To focus on optimizing care and serving the community, Pediatric Unit staff members treat children at early childhood clinics in Tel Aviv as well as other clinics and urgent care centers, helping provide continuity of care for children in the city. Unit clinicians maintain a strong connection between community physicians who refer patients to the hospital, providing ongoing updates and treatment summaries for a smooth patient return to his/her community caregiver.
Patient follow-up after discharge is provided in the hospital clinics to continue treatment on an outpatient basis as necessary.
A warm environment
Special emphasis is placed on making the setting kid- and family-friendly. The facility design is bright and welcoming; the building layouts are convenient and support easy navigation. Special hospital features also help ease children’s concerns. For example, the hospital medical clown staff helps children and their families cope with their hospital stay in a fun and entertaining way.
The hospital features a school for pre-school through high school aged children, offering a variety of educational activities, crafts, and enrichment programs.
Research and education
essential elements of progressive medicine
The unit is affiliated with the pediatric faculty at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University, and provides ongoing instruction to pediatric and family medicine residents. Medical and nursing students from Sackler and the Tel Aviv University Nursing School learn in the unit to complete their education and to receive continuing education.