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New chairs for Nelson SCBU

Bonding between special care babies and their parents has just become a whole lot easier at Nelson Hospital.  Two chairs, designed to enable new mums to cuddle and breastfeed in comfort, have been donated to the hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), made possible by funds raised by World of WearableArt (WOW), a longstanding supporter of The Neonatal Trust . . . 

Christmas at the Wells

To say that the Wells are a little bit excited about Christmas may be just a small understatement… in fact it might be more accurate to say that they are full-blown Christmas fans!  When two people with a mutual love for Christmas get together it follows that their two separate Christmas decoration collections get together as well . . . 

Welcome Home - Home & Garden Tour 2019

Save the Date!  Saturday 16th March will see the return of the Welcome Home - Home & Garden Tour!  

Premature babies born in NZ have a better chance to survive & thrive

In the first research of its kind, researchers are using Statistics NZ's integrated data to understand more about the lives of New Zealand's premature babies. 

New sensory processing support resource

Working with Baby Sensory, we're pleased to announce . . .   

Activity across New Zealand in December

There's a range of activity happening in our regions in December. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update.

A shooting star

Nobody expects to be told they are in the early stages of labour at 28 weeks gestation, but for Amy and Josh Lynch this was their reality. With antenatal classes due to start the following week and this being Josh and Amy's first child, they were given a crash course in what to do . . .   

Weta Workshop lunch to raise funds

The Neonatal Trust is extremely proud and honoured to have Richard and Tania Taylor as our Patrons. They are fantastic supporters of The Neonatal Trust – very generously giving their time to promote awareness and assist with fundraising activities. We are incredibly grateful for their support. As part of 'Neonatal November' they are helping us fundraise with a lunch in the Weta Workshop boardroom . . .   

Neonatal Secret Santa 2018

Christmas day is a day for families to get together, be together and make memories. For hundreds of families this Christmas, their memories will be different to most with their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) in a neonatal unit. There are over 350 incubators and cots in neonatal units . . . 

Baking for Babies in action

Our thanks goes to everyone who got involved in 'Neonatal November'.  Check out some images of the great efforts!

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Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners