The pediatric admissions and emergencies division conducts clinical studies to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of certain diseases and to improve diagnosis.

Ongoing studies are about:

  • Treating children under 3 years old with febrile conditions without a focus
  • Comparing two types of sutures for wounds (absorbable versus  non-absorbable)
  • The effect of cold on improving spasmodic croup in children
  • Flu diagnosis criteria in children
  • Drug allergies in children
  • Viral meningitis

Medical activities

The Pediatric Admissions and Emergency Division is open 24/7.

It admits children from birth up to 16 years of age.

The medical and paramedical services offered optimally meet the requirements of the Geneva, neighboring French and other canton populations, whether these be vital, relative or perceived emergencies.

The service is part of the Department of Women-Children-Teenagers.

Pediatric Specialties


Mission of the Pediatric Specialties Division

Ensure the care of patients for the following specialties:

  • Pediatric Allergology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Nephrology and Metabolism
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Exercise and Obesity Medicine

Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients. In the latter case, patients may contact Consultations directly or can be referred by their attending physician.

Pediatric Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit


Mission of the Pediatric Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit

  • Provide diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical care for congenital, acquired and trauma musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents on an elective basis and in emergencies.

  • Make the division’s experience available from care in the Maternity to long-term longitudinal follow-up of young adults who have after-effects from typical pediatric problems. Provide care for neuro-orthopedic pathologies in collaboration with the Willy Taillard Walking Laboratory.

  • Collaborate with the other HUG divisions in providing services, notably by assisting with pediatric and adult patient services requiring expertise found specifically in a Pediatric Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit.

Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients. In the latter case, consultations are arranged by the institutions with which cooperative agreements have been signed, as well as with the Clair-Bois facilities in Geneva. 

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Pediatric Admissions and Emergency


Mission of the Pediatric Admissions and Emergency Division

  • Meet, 24/7, 365 days a year, the acute psychological and somatic care needs of pediatric patients in the canton of Geneva, and in neighboring cantons and neighboring France.
  • Assess vital functions and ensure the urgent somatic or psychiatric stabilization of patients.
  • Proceed with urgent investigations necessary for treatment and/or patient orientation decisions.
  • After an initial assessment, organize the use of referral expertise according to the patient's care needs.
  • Organize the return of patients to their home or transfer to a place of care appropriate to their condition.

Lors d'un accouchement, la péridurale est une technique d’anesthésie qui vise à atténuer, voire abolir, les sensations douloureuses des contractions. Cette vidéo s’adresse aux femmes enceintes qui souhaitent s’informer sur cette technique et sa mise en place.