The Pediatrics Clinic of the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen received the Family-Friendly Hospital Innovation Award, and the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic also received recognition for its family-friendly measures. The awards of the Hungarian Hospital Association and the Three Princes and Three Princesses Movement were presented at the Siófok congress of the association.
Every year since 2018, the Hungarian Hospital Association and the Three Princes and Three Princesses Movement have awarded Hungarian healthcare institutions for their family-friendly developments. This year, the Pediatric Clinic of the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen also won the recognition of the professional jury and the Family-Friendly Hospital Innovation Award for the introduced innovations. Several family-friendly measures have been introduced in the institution and the infrastructural conditions have been improved.
Thanks to the recently completed investment, the conditions for family-friendly newborn care in the preterm intensive care unit have improved. Within the framework of the development, we designed family wards, a maternity rest room, and a kitchen, among other things. It is also important to highlight the establishment of the Department of Child Rehabilitation, Pediatric Psychology, and Psychosomatic, with our new department our activities have been expanded to complex family rehabilitation care. In addition, family-friendly care is strengthened by the handover of Hungary’s first Ronald McDonald Family Center at the clinic this year, which provides a relaxing environment for children and their families in hospital,
– the director of the Pediatric Clinic told.
Tamás Szabó added that the Intensive Care Unit of the clinic implemented the home care of children with chronic respiratory failure as a family-friendly task within the framework of the Home Ventilation Program. The Pediatric Clinic also organizes summer camps and children’s day programs for its patients and their parents. Even during the epidemic, a number of changes were introduced to help families, such as individual and group psychotherapy, and development sessions online.
The application for the Family-Friendly Hospital Innovations of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic was awarded a congratulatory diploma for the introduction of family-centered cesarean section.
– Our clinic is committed to family-friendly obstetric principles and to ensure this, we aim to make family-centered cesarean section an integral part of everyday practice. During the procedure, we ensure that despite the cesarean section, both the mother and the father can follow the birth of the fetus without trauma, we provide the possibility of early skin contact after the birth and calm conditions for the family during the “golden hour”. All this has been proven to contribute to the development of a closer bond, and they also promote a number of physiological changes that are especially important for the period of childbirth, emphasized Zoárd Krasznai, director of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic.
The awards were presented to the winners at the last congress of the Hungarian Hospital Association.
Photo: complex child rehabilitation at the Clinical Center