The Department of Paediatrics, IPVZ (Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education) offers the complete range of medical care for children from 1 month of age through to 18 years of age. Using our 82 beds, we treat all diseases affecting children with the exception of infections. Annually, we admit about 4,000 paediatric patients and those accompanying them. In the same way, we offer outpatient treatment (approx. 16,000 treatments annually) for all paediatric diseases relying on the services of our own specialized surgeries, and cooperating with other departments of the hospital.
In addition to standard health care offered to children, our department has several specialized sections that provide services for the whole South-Bohemia catchment area. The unit of intensive and resuscitation care with 8 beds treats the most severe patients with grave conditions, or with disturbances of vital functions. The oncohaematology ward cares for children with tumours and disturbances of haemopoiesis. Another part of the department is the Diabetology Centre, which treats children with diabetes using all modern methods including the application of insulin pumps. Part of the department is also the South-Bohemia Centre for Treatment with Growth Hormone. The department is one of the facilities joined in the Paediatric Trauma Centre, providing inpatient care for all paediatric patients with injuries. We also offer the services of the workplaces of paediatric gastrofibroscopy and colonoscopy equipped with the most advanced techniques of endoscopy. As one of the few facilities in the Czech Republic, we routinely conduct endoscopies of the airways in children of all age groups. The team of physicians of the department also includes a paediatric neurologist with EEC laboratory, a psychologist and a female social worker. Our ultrasound workplace carries out all investigations done on children, including echocardiography. In cooperation with the surgical specialties of the hospital (urology, surgery, neurosurgery, ocular surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, dental surgery, plastic surgery) we hospitalise children who have undergone surgery.
Our department is also involved in extensive work ensuring the education of university undergraduates (Medical School, School of Social Healthcare, South-Bohemian University) as well as high schools (High School for Nurses, White Snowflake), and also for physicians in post-graduate preparation.
The department also offers beds for persons accompanying children, i.e. mainly mothers. There is no time restriction on visits, the department has its own elementary school, a nursery with a playroom where children are looked after by experienced pedagogues, they can watch TV, play games and choose from a sufficient supply of books.