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For all our kids
As the only paediatric facility in the province, the Janeway has been providing specialized healthcare in a compassionate, supportive environment for Newfoundland and Labrador’s sick and injured kids for over 50 years. We are continuously looking for ways to improve practices, reduce risk and increase the number of positive outcomes for our young patients.
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment, and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of Newfoundland and Labrador children, while promoting awareness of these needs.
Providing kids with the treatment and services they need
Each department within the Janeway provides medical treatment to children from all areas of NL and must be equipped and prepared for any eventuality at a moment’s notice. Ensuring our team has the tools needed to care for our children is the Foundation’s highest priority. In a world where medical technologies and treatment protocols are ever-changing, the support of our partners allows us to stay current and helps to introduce new state-of-the-art methods to enhance and keep pace with on-going advancements in pediatric care. Advancements such as the new Special Care Unit, which will allow us to care for our children more efficiently and effectively.
The Development and Rehabilitation Division at the Janeway is the only program of its kind for children throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. It provides service to children and adolescents with physical, developmental, and learning disabilities.
Did you know:
The Janeway is the only children’s hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador with approximately 123,000 patient visits annually. The Janeway, in affiliation with Memorial University, also serves as a primary clinical resource for pediatric and obstetric teaching and research. Through a broad range of health professions in medicine, nursing and related health services, the hospital and university work together training the health care providers of tomorrow.
Focused on building a new Special Care Unit
Babies under 2 years of age who are admitted to the Janeway for much-needed, or emergent, surgeries necessitate specialized Level I care. This level of care does not require a one-to-one nurse to patient ratio and is mainly for patients who do not require organ support.
Like the majority of Canadian children’s hospitals, Level I is the appropriate tier of care to be provided in the Special Care Unit. However, because the Janeway does not currently have a Special Care Unit for children under the age of two, all surgical babies are cared for in our Intensive Care Units, which provide Level III care. This level of intensive care is for patients who need support for two or more organs (or require mechanical ventilation). These ICU units are also staffed with one nurse per patient and have a doctor present in the unit 24 hours a day.
As a solution to this management of care, the Janeway’s Chief of Surgery Dr. David Price and Janeway leadership have requested a four-bed Special Care Unit to be built on the 4th floor. Close observation, frequent assessment, cardiac monitoring, and highly skilled medical intervention for surgical neonates and young children can be better managed in a Special Care Unit.
This new Unit will increase efficiencies for the NICU and PICU by freeing up beds, as it will allow critically ill neonates and children to continue receiving the Level III care they require, while graduating surgical babies to the Level I Special Care Unit built specifically for their needs.
Revolutionary care on the east coast
The first of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Janeway now has a state-of-the-art Central Fetal Monitoring System for use in labour, delivery and post-delivery for expectant moms. This system is used on pregnant women who require continuous monitoring for fetal heart rate during labour and will offer significant benefit to mom, baby, physicians and nursing staff, aiding in the delivery of consistent and quality care. It provides the neonatal team with comprehensive, automatically populated graph information on moms and their pregnancies in real-time. Depending on the information that is provided by the monitor of fetal heart patterns during labour, health care providers can determine if intervention is required during the birth process.
Air transporting critically ill babies
The Janeway NICU Transport Team, comprised of registered nurses and respiratory therapists, transport critically ill babies from areas throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to the Janeway for specialized care. This expertly trained team provides stabilization and safe transfer of our most vulnerable patients, 24/7.
Let’s make a healthy tomorrow. For all our kids.
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About Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
Established in 1985, the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of Newfoundland and Labrador’s children, while promoting awareness of these needs.
Since 1966, Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre has provided excellence in specialized health care to Newfoundland and Labrador’s sick and injured children, from birth to 18 years of age.
Using the latest in modern medical equipment and technology, our dedicated and highly qualified team of 85 doctors and 800 nurses, technicians, therapists and support staff provides expert medical care, involving advanced and complex procedures and treatments, to our kids throughout the province.
The Janeway, in affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland, also serves as a primary clinical resource for paediatric and obstetric teaching and research. Through a broad range of health professions in medicine, nursing and related health services, the Janeway and the University work together – training the healthcare providers of tomorrow.