Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre
The Hospital 12 de Octubre is a third-level public hospital (it provides health care from specialists after referral from primary care and secondary care), part of Madrid Regional Health Service (SERMAS). Three departments “Mother and Child” cover the full range of paediatric intensive care: the neonatal intensive care unit, the paediatric intensive care unit and the post-anaesthesia critical care unit. The Hospital is Baby Friendly certified and a NIDCAP centre. It has 1.400 beds, in two main divisions (the General Hospital, with 950 beds, and the Mother and Child Hospital with 450 beds), and 7000 employees overall.
Hospital 12 de Octubre is a recruiting site for the CloSed study and expects to contribute to the scientific discussions and development of guidelines for sedation of newborns, children and youth. Paediatric patients are admitted to one of three intensive care units (the neonatal intensive care unit, the paediatric intensive care unit and the post-anaesthesia care unit) that cover the full age range of CloSed participants.