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East Tallinn Central Hospital Department of Neonatology celebrates 10-year anniversary

15.10.2021

14 October marks the 10th anniversary of East Tallinn Central Hospital Department of Neonatology. The Department of Neonatology was established under the maternity hospital of the Women’s Clinic to assist newborn children who are born prematurely or experience complications during birth.

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14 October marks the 10th anniversary of East Tallinn Central Hospital Department of Neonatology. The Department of Neonatology was established under the maternity hospital of the Women’s Clinic to assist newborn children who are born prematurely or experience complications during birth.

On average, 4000 children are delivered in East Tallinn maternity hospital every year and ca 300-360 of those are born prematurely.

“Our task is to make sure every child has an equal starting point in life from the moment they are born. Newborns who require medical monitoring or care come here during the first hours or days after birth and they need gentle treatment and care,” says Dr Pille Andresson, Head of the Department of Neonatology at East Tallinn Central Hospital. “Modern intensive care of premature children is focused on personalised care based on the specific needs of every child. A premature child requires special care and we must ensure that they have the best environment possible in which to develop and receive care,” adds Andresson.

The progress made over the last 10 years has been remarkable. “I feel confident in saying that we offer the best monitoring and care conditions for all newborn children. We have modern technology and competent staff who have undergone specialised training,” says Andresson.

There are nine paediatricians, 24 neonatology nurses and five care workers working in the Department of Neonatology. There are 14 bed places in the department. The Women’s Clinic is also home to the Breast Milk Bank, which is the only one of its kind in Estonia and is designed to provide optimal support for the development of premature babies. The Women’s Clinic of East Tallinn Central Hospital has been awarded the title of Baby-Friendly Hospital.