Hospital Clínica Benidorm has created the Specialized Paediatrics Unit to give comprehensive cover for the health and well-being needs of the whole family. With this project HCB has brought together team of professionals specialized in the care and attention to children.

The Specialized Paediatrics Unit at HCB was created to respond to the both general paediatric needs and more complex needs which require the intervention of specialized professionals. Therefore, HCB offers a group of infant specialists and medical services oriented towards children from 0 to 14 years from Benidorm and Marina Baixa.

The team at the Specialized Paediatrics Unit is led by Dr. Ana de la Vega, a general paediatrician who has the daily cooperation of specialists in:

  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Pneumology

Dr. Ana de la Vega, Paediatrician at Hospital Clínica Benidorm

The aim is that any pathology or complex case can be studied and treated in the same paediatrics centre, always accompanied by their paediatrician who will integrate all that is needed for each case, and make the whole process easier for the child and the parents.

The HCB Paediatric Unit goes even further in their vocation of integrated specialized service and have organized their activities around several medical teams devoted to various departments and stages of growth and child development:

  • The “Healthy child” programme
  • Infant and juvenile mental health unit
The “Healthy child” programme

In addition, the service has paediatric nursing staff who carry out child vaccination and monitoring as part of the child health programme; Programmes to study the nutritional state and guidelines for healthy eating; Workshops for Education for Health and accident prevention.

Infant and juvenile mental health unit

The Spiral Group has set up this unit for HCB in which a team of psychiatrists and psychologists specialized in children and adolescents offer professional support at the various stages of childhood by way of an extensive programme of individual, group and family therapies.

 

Juanjo Saval. Responsable Unidad de Salud Mental Infanto Juvenil

Juanjo Saval. Unit responsible for Child and Youth Mental Health

 

The USMI is a resource specialized in the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and intervention of psychiatric and psychological disorders in children and young people of between 0 and 25 years, with varying levels of assistance: outpatient consultations, day hospital, emergencies, short and long term hospitalization and specific programmes for treating the most serious pathologies.

The unit reinforces is work with a multi-disciplinary team which consists of a psychiatrist, psychologists, a neurologist and specialized paediatricians.

The multi-disciplinary team will deal with a set of infant and adolescent disorders:

  • Anxiety
  • Sexual problems
  • Depression
  • Problems with learning, motor capability and communication
  • Antisocial disorders
  • Attention deficit
  • Nervous Tics
  • Addictive behaviour (alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or pathological gambling)
  • General development disorders (Autism, Rett’s disorder, Asperger’s syndrome etc.)
  • Eating and food behaviour disorders (anorexia, bulimia, obesity, Rumination, binge eating, among others).

 

Finally, a Legal Psychology Service has been designed, which will work in Family Mediation and in drawing up expert witness, labour related, harassment at work, incapacity, etc.

Specialists

Dra. Ana de la Vega

Dr. José Leonardo Landa Rivera

Dr. Juan Pérez Pérez

Marta García

Juanjo Saval