Children and Adolescents

Since January 1, 2019, the Department of Women-Children-Teenagers (FR) regroups the divisions of the Child and Adolescent Department with those of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department.

 

Mission of the Child and Adolescent Department

The progress of a discipline and the development of specialties.

The Children’s Hospital was designed in the 1950s and was opened in 1961.

The mission of the Child and Adolescent Department is to take care of the health problems of newborns, children and adolescents, from birth to 16 years of age.

During the last 50 years, the Child and Adolescent Department has developed cutting-edge services and centers of expertise in several fields, notably in organ transplantation (lungs, heart, kidneys, liver), endocrinology and diabetes, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, pediatric and adolescent psychiatry and also neonatology, i.e. caring for premature newborns under 32 weeks of gestational age. 

Today, the Child and Adolescent Department has eight divisions:

Today, the Child and Adolescent Department receives more than 50,000 patients per year for outpatient consultations and admits more than 10,000 children and adolescents for hospitalizations lasting more than 24 hours. It adapts its facilities to the development of medicine, to changes in the expectations of society in general, to changes in the expectations of parents in particular, and to the growth of the Geneva demographics. 

This is the Child and Adolescent Department in a few figures: 

  • 95,000 specialized outpatient consultations 
  • 140 beds 
  • 1,030 individuals for 705 job positions 

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Last update : 02/10/2019