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25 week triplets turn 5 and mum runs for charity

Triplet's Molly, Joshua and Cameron Nicholl have overcome odds and thrived - they've recently turned 5 and are about to start school.  Now mum, Lucy, chooses to give back by running in the Hawkes Bay marathon.

New Pepi Splint could alleviate infection for fragile premature babies

The newly designed Pepi Splint wraps around the baby's arm or foot to hold the drip in place, and the sticking plaster wraps around the silicone, not the babies skin

The World's smallest boy born at 258gms, gets to go home

The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world, his doctor said Friday.

"Giraffe shuttle" helping babies at Waikato Hospital

Thanks to a new "Giraffe Shuttle" - donated by The Neonatal Trust - Waikato Hospital will be able to make it easier to move delicate, fragile pre-term babies 

Activity across New Zealand in April

There's a range of activity happening around New Zealand during the month of April.  We've pulled it all together into one overall update......

Dame Valerie Adams welcomes a new son - a little earlier than planned

Dame Valerie Adams has given birth to her second child weeks before the due date.

New Giraffe Shuttle for Waikato Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Waikato Neonatal intensive Care Unit (NICU) was kindly donated their first-ever Giraffe Shuttle from The Neonatal Trust thanks to the NZ Financial Markets Charity Golf Classic.

Feedback sought from neonatal graduates

The Australasian Paediatric Care Improvement group is made up of a team of doctors, nurses and other health providers that are looking to improve the care provided to children and families. 
A workshop is being held in April 2019 to look at improving the care for children with chronic conditions. . .    

World's tiniest newborn boy leaves hospital

Weighing in at just 268 grams and able to fit into a pair of cupped hands, a premature baby in Japan has become the smallest boy in the world to leave hospital safely.



Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners