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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 . . . 

Blood donations to help NZ's vulnerable premature babies

Doctors are calling for more blood donations to help New Zealand's most vulnerable premature babies.

World first neonatal research

New Zealand researchers have released the findings of a world-first study on premature babies. Twenty years of data from 1.2 million babies was used in the research, helping parents and doctors make better decisions about how to care for premature babies.

Call for research participants

We are seeking participants in a research project regarding the continuation of care and parental experience of complex premature babies - during their transition from NICU to home.  Details are . . .

A Christchurch night out for Neonatal

On January 10 2018, my sister in law Shannon had a routine midwife appointment which luckily my brother Daniel was home for due to his work being rained off. At this appointment the midwife raised serious concerns for Shannons wellbeing and the possibility she was suffering from preeclampsia. Shannon was rushed to hospital . . .

Research update on NIMO-Rad

During their stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) premature babies can receive as many as ten blood transfusions for a common condition called ‘anaemia of prematurity’.  In November 2017 a team of doctors, nurses and researchers in Wellington NICU set up a clinical trial called 'NIMO-Rad' to ask an important question: Can we improve the effectiveness of blood transfusion for premature babies by changing the way blood products are prepared and stored?

Baby Sensory to support The Neonatal Trust

The Neonatal Trust is proud to be supported by Baby Sensory  To provide support to The Neonatal Trust, Baby Sensory are planning on running a 'Senseathon' fundraiser in 2019.  Watch this space for more details, but for now we can share:

  • The Senseathon will be a fun, themed event run by Baby Sensory.  Parents and their babies/toddlers will . . .    

Neonatal November 2018

In 2017 we launched 'Neonatal November'.  One of the key drivers for this was to have a wider period of time to raise awarness of neonatal journeys.  In addition, we were conscious that there are many 'non-premature' neonatal journeys each year (ie the full-term babies with health issues and/or complications) and we wanted to widen beyond World Prematurity Day on November 17th.  

Simulators enable enhanced training in Waikato NICU

'Premature Anne' training simulator manikins were donated to Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to provide realistic training experiences for medical professionals who work with these tiny babies. 

Activity across New Zealand in September

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


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners