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Neonatal Unit, Level II
Neonatal Unit, Level II

Intermediate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) operates at the OLYMPION General Clinic, in Patra.

The Intermediate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the OLYMPION General Clinic, is specialized and certified for the treatment of high-risk and premature newborn babies. It is staffed, equipped and operates in accordance with the specifications of the Updated Conditions of Recommendations for the Operation of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (KESY, November 2022).

The medical staff of the Unit consists of Neonatologists and Pediatricians with special training and experience in the care of newborns.

It is the only Private Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit in Southwestern Greece.

Newborn babies, born prematurely with a gestational age > 32 weeks of gestation or with a birth weight > 1500 grams, are treated at the NICU of the Olympion.
In order to ensure the quality of care, the Unit has 6 beds/incubators, continuous monitoring of basic functions, non-invasive respiratory support devices, oximeters, phototherapy, fluid-drug infusion pumps, resuscitation materials - drugs, blood gas machine and portable oxygen cylinders.
The Unit is also supported by a specialized Pediatric Radiologist with a portable x-ray machine and ultrasound, close to the patient's bed. The microbiology laboratory, performs all necessary blood tests and drug levels with small amounts of blood, immediately and accurately.

Mrs. Varvarigou Anastasia

The Scientific Director of the Neonatal Unit as well as the Manager of the newborn babies of the Delivery Room and the Obstetrics Clinic, is the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Mrs. Varvarigou Anastasia.

Neonatal problems such as transient tachypnea, Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), intrauterine and perinatal distress, intrauterine growth disorders, jaundice, infections, metabolic disorders are often treated here. Also, problems related to the physiological immaturity of premature babies such as difficulty in thermoregulation, difficulty in oral feeding, and apnea of prematurity. In the event of the need for prolonged mechanical respiratory support, the NICU carries out the stabilization of the newborn, including mechanical respiratory support, and ensures its safe transport to specialized units in the area.

The Unit actively supports the development of bonding, between the mother and the family, with the hospitalized newborn. For this purpose, parents are given the opportunity to visit their newborn child, 24 hours a day. The specialized staff of the Unit encourages the development and strengthening of the bonding, through contact with touch, caress, and hugs.

Neonatal Unit, Level II

The Olympion General Clinic, as well as the Neonatologists and Pediatricians, support and promote Breastfeeding. The Unit has a Maternal Breastfeeding Room, where specialized midwives train new mothers in the technique of correct and successful breastfeeding.

The employees of the Unit, Neonatologists, Paediatricians, Midwives and Nurses, are distinguished for their excellent scientific training, ethics, kindness, willingness and team spirit of cooperation. They stand out for their affection for the hospitalized newborn babies and their empathy in communicating with their parents.

The Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Mrs. Varvarigou Anastasia and her associates, state that their greatest reward is the smile of the parents when receiving their baby healthy from the Unit.

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