Department of neonatology

A team of experienced highly qualified neonatal professionals is involved in care process, such as observation and monitoring, developmental care, treatment and rehabilitation of newborns using world-class state-of-the-art neonatal care technologies.

We perform observation and monitoring and provide medical care to all newborns with various disorders, and to premature infants within neonatal period.

Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care includes:


  • Postnatal Ward (Rooming-In)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

LELEKA Maternity Hospital performs mandatory expanded newborn screening that can be done on newborns to determine expanded panel of genetic diseases.

Great importance is given to prediction, prevention, early diagnosis and high-quality acute medical care for newborns in different situations.

LELEKA Maternity Hospital provides round-the-clock care by experienced neonatologists and nurses.

Comprehensive therapy throughout all stages of treatment meets the strict requirements set forth in modern Ukrainian and international healthcare standards.

All used advanced technologies are based on evidence-based research findings related on perinalotogy.

We use the latest methods for early diagnosis:

  • biochemical genetic testing
  • pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects
  • neurosonography
  • echocardiography
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • amplitude-integrated electroencephalography, dynamic screening for brain damage
  • newborn hearing screening
  • neurological observation

And early prevention methods:

  • Neopuff system in birthing room
  • surfactant replacement therapy
  • neonatal vaccination

The following advanced state-of-the-art techniques are used for treatment of high-risk infants:

  • intensive care and resuscitation
  • all types of respiratory therapy from noninvasive respiratory support to artificial respiration
  • lung ventilation, including high-frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • surfactant replacement therapy
  • infusion therapy;
  • parenteral, or intravascular feeding;
  • exchange blood transfusion;
  • rational antibacterial therapy;
  • immune-corrective therapy monitoring test parameters of the immune status.

Automated systems for monitoring of blood flow, blood pressure and blood parameters in neonates are used.

This method is applied in neonatology for early detection and diagnosis of central nervous system disorders in newborns. A 24-hour cerebral function monitoring is used for preterm infants, who have suffered hypoxic states, or have symptoms of CNS abnormalities.

Individually tailored examination and treatment plan is developed for each patient in close cooperation with various specialists.

Provided treatment focuses on maintaining the bond between the mother and her child. Great importance is given to the psychological support of parents; various trainings are held.