Happy 2018! We’ve kicked off our new year with some big and exciting plans.
With your support, we want to provide the best healthcare possible for our local community this year.
We are currently fundraising for a new neonatal incubator for North Shore Hospital at a cost of $37,500.
Each year over 7000 babies are born in our region, with over 600 of these babies born prematurely and needing intense medical support in a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at North Shore or Waitakere hospitals.
“When you’re pregnant, you’re not expecting anything to go wrong, but then when your baby surprises you by arriving much earlier than planned, it definitely complicates things,” says Mikayla Troake, whose son was born premature at just 33 weeks gestation.
Born seven weeks early, baby Adonis was admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at North Shore Hospital immediately where he was kept under observation in a neonatal incubator.
Providing a warm cocoon that mimics the ambience of a mother’s womb is essential to ensure these precious newborn babies grow and thrive during those vital first few weeks.
While the total amount seems like a daunting target, every little bit counts, so if you can, please donate now by visiting our website www.wellfoundation.org.nz or calling 09 447 0138.
If you can help, please donate now and spread the word to your friends and family to do the same. Together, we can make a difference and help vulnerable premature newborns grow and develop into healthy and strong babies.
Until next time, go well.