Dr. med. Wilfried Schneider


Head - Interdisciplinary Intensive Care Unit

Dr. med. Jörg Brand


Attending Physician Intensive Care Unit



Dr. med. Nicole Baumgärtner


Consulting Physician Intensive Care Unit

About the ward

The interdisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit is a joint institution of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and the Department of Pediatric Surgery. In addition to seriously ill children with internal medical conditions, intensive care patients from the surgical disciplines (Pediatric Surgery, Traumatology, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) are treated here. This means that all clinical pictures of emergency and intensive care can be treated from premature babies to young adults. Acute and chronic diseases can be treated with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic measures. Every year, about 400 patients are admitted.

The pediatric intensive care unit has a total of eight (maximum ten) fully equipped intensive care units, divided into two rooms, each with four treatment areas, and two lock rooms, which are equipped with a special air circulation system. In these lock rooms, especially children at risk for infections as well as children with infectious diseases can be treated in isolation.

Emergency Management

For in-house emergencies, we can be reached around the clock via an "emergency telephone". As a result, the resuscitation and emergency team of the intensive care unit is available within a very short time. After consultation with us, it is possible to provide seriously ill or injured children with a special pediatric intensive care pickup service in a foreign clinic or at an emergency site. After the transportability has been established, we transport the children by means of a special baby / child NAW of the Frankfurt Fire Department or by means of rescue helicopters to our clinic. For a contact we are available 24 hours a day under the phone number.

Of course, you can visit your child on our ward. This is important for your child as well as for you in order to reduce fears, to develop a trusting relationship between you and us and to involve you as a parent of affected children at an early stage in the care of your child. In order to ensure a smooth operation on the ward, the following internal regulations must be observed.

Internal Regulations on the ward

Shift changes take place between

06:00 - 06:30,
13:00 - 14:00 and
20:30 - 21:00

at the patient's bedside.

During these times, during staff rounds and also for examinations or interventions on your or another child you must leave the patient room.

  • Patients may only be visited with a parent
  • Only max. 2 visitors per patient in the patient room
  • Children under the age of 14 are not allowed on the ward
  • In the interest of our patients we do not have fixed visit times
  • Mobile phones must be set silently and telephone calls are prohibited in the patient room

Often our patients have an impaired immune system therefor we ask for compliance with the following hygiene guidelines:

  • Please wash and disinfect your hands before entering and leaving the patient room
  • Please contact a nurse or nurse before going to your child
  •  For isolated patients, there are special behaviors regarding hygiene that the responsible caregiver will be happy to explain to you