Each year we try to do something special for those families whose babies are celebrating their first Christmas in a NICU. Here are some details of the way Christmas was celebrated in 2014:
The Auckland NICU was transformed into an amazing Hansel and Gretel Wonderland by Debbie Eade and the wonderful NICU team. Here are a few pictures including one of a NICU graduate and his siblings handing out chocolate goodies provided by Whittakers. Thanks Whittakers!
Each family received a card with Christmas greetings and a lolly bag of red chocolate filled jaffas and a Christmas tree decoration on the front These went into a pack of gifts for each baby.
We had some lovely blankets for Christmas gifts for the babies. Rachel who works in our Wellington office popped in to wish everyone a merry Christmas. She said that he babies and the NICU looked amazing. There were decorations up and all the babies were in red, white and/or green and with Christmas quilts. The nurses had gone to town too with Christmas scrubs. It was such a lovely feel that day. Here are a few pictures from Wellington:
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