The maternity ward of East Tallinn Central Hospital celebrates its 215th anniversary

To celebrate the 215th anniversary of the maternity ward, the Women’s Clinic of East Tallinn Central Hospital organised a conference “215 Years of Maternity Care: the Measurable and Immeasurable” at the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel on 4 October, which was attended by almost 300 specialists in Estonia.

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Established in 1804 on the territory of Ravi street in Tallinn, the six-bed maternity ward has become Estonia’s largest and most innovative Women’s Clinic.

According to Brigita Tamm, Head of the Women’s Clinic, doctors, midwives and nurses carry out their daily work with immeasurable dedication and professionalism. “Maintaining women’s health – monitoring pregnancy in the Women’s Health Centre, preparing for childbirth in the Family Education classes, prenatal testing in the Centre of Perinatal Care, obstetric care in a modern renovated obstetrics department, modern neonatology, gynaecological health checks throughout the life cycle, infertility treatment – this is our clinic today.”

Every year, more than 4000 babies are delivered at the maternity ward of East Tallinn Central Hospital, around 350 of whom are premature. “The birth of every child is special,” says Tamm. “Our staff is professionally prepared to meet the high expectations of young parents. The quality of our clinical work is comparable to that of Europe’s leading hospitals. This quality is a delightful result of years of systematic and consistent development.”

The promotion of breastfeeding and complete support for parental care and love has brought the Women’s Clinic of East Tallinn Central Hospital recognition as a baby-friendly hospital.

An important guarantee for the future quality of life of very premature babies is donated breast milk. To provide this, a unique breast milk donor bank has been established at the department of neonatology of the Women’s Clinic of East Tallinn Central Hospital. “In light of today’s anniversary, I can thank all the kind and helpful donors of breast milk,” adds Tamm.

“The quality, results and development of our work are measurable; maternity care never ceases to exist,” says Brigita Tamm, referring to the key message of the conference organised for the anniversary of the maternity ward.

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