Our mission is to provide infants, children and adolescents with quality family- centered, compassionate health care so that they can reach their full potential as builders of the nation. We are committed to establishing a pediatrics program which ensures that care is provided by competent pediatric specialists using state of the art equipment and technology.
Our vision is to become accredited as a pediatric residency training program by the year 2023.
We believe that these fundamental values form the foundation of pediatric health care:
- Quality. We will strive to maintain the highest possible standards in patient safety, achieving these by continually measuring and improving our outcomes.
- Teamwork. We will form partnerships across disciplines, and collaborate and share knowledge to benefit patients and fellow caregivers.
- Service. We will do our utmost to exceed the expectations of our patients and their relatives regarding the services we can provide.
- Integrity. We will follow moral principles and adhere to professional standards through our commitment to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect and transparency.
- Compassion. We will provide a caring, sensitive, and supportive environment for our patients, their families, and fellow caregivers.
- Equality. We embrace the diverse cultures and religions of our patients, their families, our staff and our community and we believe that all children deserve respect and a safe environment.
The Department of Pediatrics is under the Medical Division - Clinical Services. It shall be headed by a Department Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Training Officer. Other positions shall be created upon the discretion of the Department Chair and upon approval of the Medical Division Chief and the Chief of Hospital.
All programs, units and/or sections handled by the Department shall have Heads who shall directly report to the Department Chair.
Programs and Committees
All Pediatricians shall have leadership roles in the following Pediatric Programs and Committees:
- Kangaroo Mother Care
- Adolescent and Youth Unit for Development and Advancement
- Newborn Screening (including Metabolic, Newborn Hearing, and Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening)
- Human Milk Banking and Lactation Support Center
- Nutrition Committee
- National TB Program
- Essential Intrapartum and Newborn Care
- Other programs and/or committees still to be specified
Pediatricians may be assigned to play roles in the following Hospital Programs and Committees:
- Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee
- Telehealth Committee
- Patient Safety Committee
- Forms Committee
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Quality Management Systems
Safety/Disaster Management Plan
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) created by the Disaster and Risk Response Management in Health shall be followed and shall serve as the guideline for pediatricians’ response for dealing with emergencies at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Care Unit and Inpatient wards in order to minimize the impact on department or unit operations.
The Head shall assist the Nurse Managers ensure that the following elements of the EOP shall be followed:
- Disaster equipment lists
- Plans for evacuation exercises
- Disaster documentation and Forms Go-Kits
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Training and Education
- Response and Recovery Measures
Standard Operating Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Neonatal Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Outpatient Department, Emergency Room Section, Maternal Neonatal Wards and Inpatient Wards shall be prepared to document working aspects of common processes/procedures being implemented.
Stakeholders shall be trained and familiarized with the Standard Operating Procedures and relevant technical guidelines.
SOPs shall cover admission, care and discharge processes