Area of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the newborn and care of premature babies.
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24 hours, 365 days
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Who is it for
This unit, operating 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, is available for babies under 28 days old, born at Hospital da Luz or at other health units and referred to the Hospital da Luz ,or who have been referred to the unit by the Emergency Department.
The Neonatal Special Care Unit at the Hospital da Luz contains modern technological equipment supporting the provision of all necessary care for newborns who are premature, seriously ill and/or in need of medical or surgical interventions. The unit has four incubators with the possibility of assisted ventilation by way of:- Nasal CPAP (nasal continuous positive airflow pressure) which provides respiratory support to newborn babies with breathing difficulties, thus reducing their respiratory effort, in a non-invasive manner.
- Spaces and equipment
- Conventional ventilator with ensured volume, used for more serious conditions, supporting ventilation of the newborn with parameters close to physiological values, and considering the weight at birth, thereby simulating normal breathing.
- High-frequency ventilator, ventilation technique which uses short, very rapid frequencies.The equipment of the Neonatal Special Care Unit also includes:- Infusion pumps, for the administration of fluids in a constant, precise fashion- Cardiorespiratory monitors- Pulse oximetry, for determining the saturation of oxygen in the blood- Phototherapy apparatus for the treatment of newborns with jaundiceIn addition to the incubator room, the Neonatal Special Care Unit has a room set aside for nursing the baby, either by breastfeeding or bottle.
The Neonatal Special Care Unit is the responsibility of the Neonatology Unit. It is supported by a team of Neonatologist Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Therapists and other health professionals with vast experience in this area.
In addition to the general rules of the Hospital da Luz and of the Maternity Ward, the Neonatal Special Care Unit has specific guidelines in place for visitors to the unit. These guidelines assure compliance with sterilization and safety standards and maintain the conditions needed for minimal disruption to the babies in the unit.
Neonatal ExamsSee exams
The Hospital da Luz Lisboa offers several options for making appointments for consultations or exams.
217 104 400
Monday to Friday | 8h00 - 22h00
Saturday | 9h00 - 13h00
- Consultations and other tests
24 hours / 365 days
You may request an appointment online in the link below or in the Patient Portal.Online Appointments
Directly in the unit reception:
Working days | 8h00 - 22h00
Weekends and holidays | 8h00 - 21h00
217 104 400