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A doctor examines a newborn baby with a stethoscope in a clinic.

Clinic for Neonatology

"Optimal medical care at the start of your child's life is the central element of our work. We are there for you around the clock with our expertise." Prof. Dr Vera Bernet, Head of the Neonatology Clinic

In neonatology, we care for premature babies from the 32nd week of pregnancy as well as newborns who require special medical attention. In addition to our wide range of services, we offer parents counselling for problem pregnancies and carry out ultrasound examinations of all organs as well as non-invasive ventilation of newborn babies. We work closely with the obstetrics team and are located directly next to the delivery room. This increases safety in the care of newborns and premature babies.

The services of the neonatology clinic

Music therapy

Treatment of premature babies from the 32nd week of pregnancy

Care of sick newborns

First aid for adjustment difficulties

Preventive check-ups for all newborns

Advice and guidance for parents in care

Monitor monitoring

Non-invasive ventilation

Oxygen therapy

Phototherapy

Ultrasound examinations (brain, heart, abdomen, hips)

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

X-ray

Hearing tests

Laboratory tests

Physiotherapy

Breastfeeding counselling

Reference care

Family-centred and gentle care

Promoting parent-child contact (kangaroo method, communication, breastfeeding)

Pain management

Promoting the child's development (kinaesthetics)

Outpatient follow-up checks and organisation of follow-up clarifications and treatment

Premature baby in an incubator with medical equipment, cared for by a person in white clothing.

Level IIB neonatology

The Swiss Society of Neonatology (SGN) certified our neonatology department as a level IIB clinic in 2015. This means that we fulfil specific standards in terms of skills, staff and infrastructure. These include, in particular, the non-invasive ventilation of newborns and a neonatology on-call service available around the clock.

Neonatology ward

You can reach us at any time on +41 44 397 22 22 and we will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Management and organisation of the neonatology clinic

Portrait photo of Prof Vera Bernet, MD

Prof. Dr. med. Vera Bernet

Chief Physician, Head of the Clinic for Neonatology and Paediatric Permanence, Hospital Management

Spital Zollikerberg
Klinik für Neonatologie
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
8125 Zollikerberg

Portrait photo of Gabi Büeler

Gabi Büeler

Head of the Clinic for Neonatology and Paediatric Permanence, Hospital Management

Spital Zollikerberg
Klinik für Neonatologie
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
8125 Zollikerberg

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