Saving Precious Little Lives of Children at our NICU

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Fakeeh University Hospital is equipped with the most experienced doctors and advanced technologies to save the lives of our precious little infant patients.

A fully equipped & Level III NICU

The hospital has 16 NICU bassinets, with four private rooming-in rooms and two spacious isolation rooms, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies including the various modes of mechanical ventilation, ranging from non-invasive ventilation to conventional and high-frequency ventilation.

The department is led by Dr. Rima Mounla, American board-certified Neonatology Consultant and widely experienced neonatology specialized doctors; supported by a wide range of medical, surgical pediatric sub-specialty consultants, and an experienced dedicated staff of nurses.

In the Neonatal High-Risk clinic, the hospital provides RSV prophylaxis (Synagis) as indicated, and monitors growth and development of the precious NICU grads.


Fakeeh University Hospital accepts babies born in as low as 28 weeks gestation of pregnancy and treats neonates from birth till 28 days of age. Making it one amongst the very few Level III NICU in the region. Every attempt is made to deliver evidence-based care in a manner that fosters optimal growth and development of the infant.

The NICU Care Plan

Fakeeh University Hospital’s NICU team’s care plan starts early in the pregnancy, with antenatal consulting for families who may potentially have an infant in the NICU. Doctors counsel pregnant mothers to ensure regular antenatal check-ups, so that post-delivery complications for infants can mitigated at an early stage.

The consulting continues throughout the pregnancy until the baby is born, where the child is provides comprehensive care apt for premature and high-risk babies. We help new parents learn the important aspects of parenthood. Parents are trained in handling the preterm baby and educated in terms of risks, breastfeeding, and more.

We are not just a hospital, but also are partners of the family in situations of critical decision-making and taking daily care of their infants.

Kangaroo Care & Rooming In Facility

When the infant no longer needs intensive care, doctors then provide the unique rooming-in facility, available only at a few hospitals in the region. Fakeeh University Hospital’s rooming-in facility enables bonding and faster recovery through skin-to-skin contact of mother and baby. Rooming-in helps the mother and the child to stay together the entire time the baby is in NICU, so that they can establish a bond, start and maintain healthy breastfeeding. For bonding between the baby and the mother, right after birth, an enabling and stable environment is needed. This is provided through the rooming-in facility allowing the babies to learn breastfeed on their own, and ensuring health of both mother & the child .

Post-discharge assistance

Our duty does not end with you leaving our hospital. our care team makes sure that the new family receives all the required training and preparation for the post-discharge care of the infant and the mother. Parents can also avail of follow ups in the neonatal high-risk clinic.