In any given year the Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation has to raise at least $4 million on top of government funding to continue providing advances in health research, technology, programs and equipment for women and newborns.
Above: Some of the babies #BornAtTheWomens
Please help by sending a kind and generous gift that will help support the parents and babies that won’t be home for Christmas.
No mother comes into our hospital thinking that her baby will spend its first Christmas in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), but sadly this will be the reality for up to 130 families this December.
While most babies born at the Women’s will be healthy enough to leave hospital within a couple of days, others will not be so lucky. Complex pregnancies, complications during labour and birth, and premature birth all mean some babies will require additional specialist – and life-saving – care.
The birth of a child should herald excitement, joy and celebration; instead these parents and their babies will face a worrying time in the days, weeks or even months ahead.