Hospitals in Kuwait
Al Sabah NBK Pediatric Hospital
Tel: +965 4833618 Fax: +965 4814977
Al-Sabah Hospital, Children’s Department,
NBK Paediatric Neurology Unit,State of Kuwait
Al- Sabah Hospital is among the first and biggest health project accomplished by the health ministry. Its construction and commissioning took two full years before it was inaugurated under the sponsorship of the Late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah on June 20, 1962.
At present, Al - Sabah Hospital has expanded and its Pediatric Department renewed all of its departments with several new units and wards.
This new hospital was donated by National Bank of Kuwait, so the hospital named as NBK-Hospital (National Bank of Kuwait Hospital)
The hospital is connected through a passage to the main Pediatric Department The hospital has three sub-specialties units:
Hematology, Neurology and Developmental units, apart from laboratory and radiology units, pharmacy and a theatre room.
The Sabah-NBK Paediatric specialist Hospital offers highly specialized medical services to people within and outside Kuwait, promoting good medical care for children. The Hospital management intends to build up-to-date, state of the art specialized clinics capable of providing their patients with advanced services.
Pediatric intensive care unit (P.I.C.U ) in the pediatric Department of Al- Sabah Hospital, and is the first of it’s kind in Kuwait. In 1987, Ministry of Health, Kuwait decided to establish this unit in Pediatric Department of Al –Sabah Hospital and start it’s functioning since March, 1988. Normally from neonatal to children up to 12 years who needs intensive care for their medical problems are eligible for admission for this unit. But there are some special cases where age barrier is relaxed. PICU receives patients from all government and private hospitals in Kuwait. PICU is well equipped and from its beginning it is run by Kuwaiti doctors in collaboration with physician from Lujbliana Clinical center, Slovenia. The maximum capacity of PICU is 12 beds, however, due to a shortage of staff only 7-8 beds only are working.
The hospital’s casualty includes 2 examination rooms, one emergency room with 2 beds fully equipped and prepared for intubations at any time, two neubilizer rooms with 10 machines for asthmatic patients, one observation room with 6 beds for patients who needs i-v drip and observation before admission or discharge according to the conditions and rooms for on-call doctors to be available over the 24 hrs.
The other clinics by the hospital are:
- Hematology clinic
- Asthma clinic
- Endocrine clinic
- Neurology clinic
- Renal clinic
- Developmental clinic
- Immunology clinic