At Lotus Hospital for Women & Children, two floors are wholly dedicated for admission of children to undergo medical and surgical treatment. These admissions are outside the Intensive Care Units and therefore children are not ‘critically ill’. Parent/s are allowed to stay with their children in a variety of accommodation available with us. Please discuss with our Billing Department to know the tariffs for various accommodation, and if you would like to see any of the rooms, our staff will help you and take you around. The floor plans have been designed to fulfill the needs of all socioeconomic income groups. We have four bedded cubicles or commonly called General Wards, Triple Sharing Rooms, , Twin Sharing rooms, Single rooms and Deluxe rooms ( Suite Rooms ).
The General Pediatric floors have been tastefully designed in a child friendly manner with familiar concepts to children.
Each patient care area here has a nursing station manned round the clock by nursing staff. There are nurse call systems installed in every room easily accessible and identifiable by parents / attenders. Apart from frequent visits to the room by both our children’s specialists and nurses these nurse call systems can be used to call for help anytime, particularly for emergencies.
Daily General Pediatric Inpatient Floor Routine
Although children are admitted under various consultants, there are designated general pediatric consultants and junior pediatricians ( registrars or postgraduates in pediatrics ) posted at each floor who looks after all the inpatients. This ensures that even if the admitting pediatrician is not present the continuity of care is maintained since a consultant/s is available all the time.
Every morning, the general pediatricians or ICU specialist under whom a child is admitted ( consultants ) conducts rounds along with the junior pediatricians in these floors. The children are examined, discussed, and decisions taken with regards treatment plans, any further tests and speciality cross referrals. Requests are placed by the junior pediatricians to concerned visiting faculty specialists ( eg : children’s hematology – oncology, children’s cardiology, etc ) who attend to children and guide treatment accordingly. In most instances, in simple, straightforward illnesses, speciality consultation is not required and our general pediatricians are able to effectively diagnose and treatment common childhood illnesses.
Following morning rounds, orders are executed throughout the day and again in the evening one of the general pediatric consultants does a round to ensure children are progressing well, as well as follow up on decisions and tests performed during the day. At night, the on call consultant who is available in the premises manages any emergencies along with the junior pediatricians. Continuity of medical and nursing care is ensured round the clock.
Night On Call Team
Lotus Hospital for Women & Children is one of few centers in the country to have in house consultant medical cover. Most centers entrust after hours care to junior doctors and are available from home for telephonic consultation and come in to hospital if necessary for emergencies. The disadvantage of the traditional system is that vital time is lost in assessing sick patients and sometimes, decisions taken by junior doctors may not be adequate enough to address the needs of sick children.
Since inception, our hospital has a senior pediatrician ( general pediatrician, or children’s intensive care specialist, or newborn and children’s specialist, etc ) stay overnight in the hospital premises, along with two junior pediatricians. We ensure every sick child is evaluated by senior experienced doctors, so that no time is wasted in crucial decisions. Any emergency in any patient care area is also attended to at short notice by the night on call consultant ensuring appropriate care is instituted without any delay.
Our goal has been to make every parent feel that their child is safe, twenty four hours a day.
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