Child Health Department
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Child Health Department

The Department of Child Health is one of the pioneer Departments, in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (COMHS) and SQU Hospital (SQUH). The Department accounts for more than a third of total SQUH admissions and provides the best of patient care from birth to adolescence, encompassing all sub-specialties. The Department of Child Health strives to achieve excellence in the region in undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and patient centred care. It also plays a major role to achieve excellence in all aspects of child health care in the country and the community.


The Child Health Department at SQUH will be the healthcare provider of choice for physicians and patients through our unsurpassed quality, clinical care and compassion for children and their families.


Our mission is to improve children’s care, advocacy, research and education. We accomplish this standard by providing a high-quality health care experience for our children and families and Improving health outcomes for children nationally. Our physicians and nurses are recognized for compassion, experience, knowledge and a commitment to excellence.


The Child health Department provides a tertiary care services of the paediatric age group with bed capacity of 101 Including 24 NICU beds, 5 PICU beds, and 8 HDU beds. It provides all subspecialty services in paediatric including: General Paediatrics, Paediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Cardiology, Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Child Safeguarding team, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Haematology & Oncology including BMT, Neurology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, and Rheumatology. The Department provides teaching ad training for undergraduate and postgraduates students including medical students, interns, Paediatric and other specialty residents and fellows. The Department is highly involved in research activities including national, international randomised controlled trials.