Care and treatment of premature babies are organised to maximise the chance
of survival and minimise the risk of disabilities. The assessment of whether it
is reasonable to provide life-sustaining treatment is based on the child’s
current disorder, development opportunities and the situation of the family.
The child is regarded as an independent human being and as the natural focus for
care, nursing and treatment.
Parental care for the child is a natural part of the care. Care for parents,
siblings and perhaps other family members is concentrated on supporting and
developing the function of the family. Individual, considerate care and
treatment of high professional and human quality is provided in an environment
characterised by sincerity, trust and respect.
Great emphasis is placed on consistent care and treatment. The process from
before birth to outpatient check up is regarded as a single course. Emphasis is
on constructive cross-disciplinary cooperation and on successful cooperation
with other departments at the hospital, other hospitals as well as the primary
sector and patient associations.
Care and treatment are developed
critically in order to always meet the needs for highly specialised treatment in
Denmark. Research of international standard is carried out for essential areas
The department offers education and training for all
relevant specialist groups at the highest national level. Employees can develop
professionally and personally through education/training and guidance, and by
taking part in development and research projects.
Emphasis is on
developing the best possible physical and psychological working environment. The
department aims to recruit and retain the best employees.
carried out with the least possible resource usage.
The Department of
Neonatology is open and transparent for users and the openness is only limited
by considerations of confidentiality.