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Dear all, 

We are planning to design a new Children Hospital tower and within that facility we will be designing new NICU facility.

kindly share your experiences that should be in New NICU can be anything related to design, bed arrangement , monitoring and especially comment on requirement of isolation rooms for neonates along with the evidence base practice.

 

waiting for your inputs 

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Hi there

i would suggest that children and maternity hospital should be build in same tower. L&D and OR must be designed in such a way that both open in one room where newborn must be stabilized before transferring to NICU which ever floor it may be.

isolation rooms not more than 4-5 as most of newborn infections are not usually need isolation unless you are planning to admit newborn from outside hospital in which case you might need more isolation room during RSV seasons.

usually a block of 10 beds with direct assess from nursing station is must.

most important is physician rooms, their lockers etc must be in same level.

parents lobby, quite rooms for family meeting and also enough room for handover , eating rooms etc are all important .

i don't know where this tower will be as it also depends on local NICU guidelines may vary also.

regards

naveed 

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