Using a multidiscipline team approach, the Neurodevelopment Clinic strives to optimize quality of life via early identification, intervention and minimization of Neuro development disabilities in infants and young children.
The Neurodevelopment Clinic (NDC) is an out-patient Clinic that falls under the Department of Paediatrics within the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). Having recognized the void in service for early identification and follow- up management of infants and young children at risk for developmental delay, the Clinic was established.
Services offered are specific to young children ages 0-5 years, with neurological deficits and those with the potential for neurological delays.
The main areas of focus in this Clinic are
- serial screening,
- therapy services,
- data collection and research.
Screening sessions are conducted on children from birth through five years of age, while therapy interventions are offered up to the age of eight years. A comprehensive evaluation is done on each child before any therapeutic intervention begins. Consideration is given to the entire family unit, as treatment and outcomes can weigh heavily on the family’s response and involvement. As a result, parents/ guardians are encouraged to become actively involved in their child’s therapy.
The Clinic uses a multidisciplinary team approach in the care and management of it’s clients, through the integration and coordination of professionals in the following areas (disciplines): neurologist/ physicians; psychology; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; early stimulation; speech and language therapy; social services and nursing. This allows for harmonization of a comprehensive service, and foster greater parent/ family participation, while enhancing the optimal development of the child.
- Screening services are offered on day per week, while therapy services are conducted daily by the various disciplines. A referral is needed for access to the clinic and service is strictly by scheduled appointments.
Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
The Neurodevelopment Clinic is located on Nassau and Delancy Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.
For more information please contact us at 326-8740
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The neonatal clinic is an out-patient referral clinic in which premature and full-term infants are followed upon discharge from the neonatal units to be monitored for growth and developmental problems. Referrals are also accepted from community health clinics. The clinic provides services for infants with chronic medical illnesses and for those who require long-term medical care. Infants at risk for neuro-developmental problems are followed for up to three (3) years and other high-risk infants are discharged from the neonatal clinic once there is resolution of medical illnesses.
The clinic is managed by a neonatologist (a specialist in the care of high-risk infants) and a team of health professionals who coordinate care between multiple services. In addition to medical care, services also include family support, counseling and education. Services are coordinated in close collaboration with the neuro-developmental clinic.
The neonatal clinic is located on the second floor of the hospital in the Paediatric Clinic.
Friday at 8:00 a.m.
The Medical Internist provides follow up care to clients with respiratory diseases, such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema, and other respiratory conditions. Adult and Pediatric Asthma Clinics held and education sessions are provided at the clinics.
Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.
Appointment Required *
Sickle Cell Disease Clinic
Treatment and follow up care are provided to clients with Sickle Cell Disease - this is an inherited abnormality which occurs almost exclusively in people of African descent. The red blood cells are sickle shaped instead of being round, this causes the cells to become clogged in the very small capillaries which leads to severe pain.
Both Adult and Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinics are held weekly. Education sessions are provided at the clinics.
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.
Appointment Required *