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Plastic bags filled with oxygen helping save lives

Born 17 weeks premature, baby Leighton was kept alive in a plastic bag filled with oxygen.  Now, Leighton is 8 months old and thriving.  Read how this research trialled on lambs is now helping save premature babies.

Welcome Home - Home & Garden Tour 2019

Following on from the success and fantastic feedback of the 2017 Tour, The Neonatal Trust in conjunction with Showroom, are again running the Welcome Home – Home & Garden Tour on Saturday 16th March 2019.

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 360 incubators and cots in neonatal units . . . 

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 . . .   


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