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Paediatrics

Newborn babies are due to be checked at 6 weeks of age. Private Patients can avail of a private paediatric six week check at the Rotunda Private Clinic . The fee for this appointment is €100.00 (€150.00 for twins) and is payable at the visit. We work together with our obstetric colleagues and try to co-ordinate mum’s own 6 week check up with that of her baby(s).

For most this is a routine physical examination and it provides the opportunity to assess growth, development and to discuss common issues such as nutrition, vaccination and weaning. Not infrequently babies have “minor” problems such as neonatal acne, thrush, umbilical granuloma and the Paediatrician can manage these problems on site and if needed prescribe the appropriate treatment.

This six-week check serves as a second screening opportunity to detect problems such as “clicky hips and heart murmurs. Assessment and/or referral to the appropriate services, such as cardiology, can be made. However, some babies continue to attend the hospital as outpatients. These include babies who were admitted to the neonatal unit or babies who were discovered to have certain medical conditions while on the postnatal wards.

The Rotunda paediatricans have admitting rights and out-patient sessions at the nearby Children’s hospitals, so if your baby needs more long-term follow-up or more detailed investigations they can be transferred, if required, maintaining continuity of care.

For private appointments, please telephone 01 8742115 and we will do our best to arrange the paediatric appointment on the same day as mum’s post natal appointment.

Combined Care: Mums who are registered for combined care with their Gp can avail of the 6 week check up at their GP’s surgery free of charge.
Newborn Hearing Screening test
Parents of all babies born at the Rotunda Hospital are now offered the opportunity to have their baby’s hearing tested prior to being discharged from hospital. This new service helps identify babies early who made need follow up or a full hearing assessment.

Link to Paediatricians Profiles