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2018 Kangaroo cuddles awareness day

May 15th is International Kangaroo Cuddle Awareness day so there’s no better time to share some information on this great practise.

Best Start payments can now be applied for when registering your babys birth

As an update to our website note earlier this year (On 23rd March - this is copied below in full for you) Best Start payments can now be applied for when registering your baby’s birth. If your baby was due on or after 1 July 2018 but born early, you may be eligible for Best Start payments. . . 

Neonatal units receive state of the art Premature Anne manikins

The Neonatal Trust recently donated two 'Premature Anne' manikins to Wellington and Waikato neonatal units.  They are state of the art, realistically proportioned 25 week premature manikins, designed for simulation training for healthcare professionals involved in resuscitation and care of premature babies. . . 

Mothers Day pick me up

Mother's Day is special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 13th May, their memories will be different to most. There are over 350 incubators and cots in neonatal units across New Zealand. While the unit is the best place for the care of their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) they would love to be home on Mother's Day. We have organised a pick-me-up package . . .  

May activity across New Zealand

In May, the month of Mothers Day, there's a range of activity happening. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . . 

Saving very early babies

There are calls for the government to pump more funding and resources into helping doctors keep alive the youngest and most vulnerable of premature babies. It comes as a working group looks at a potential national standard for resuscitating babies born as young as 23 weeks. . . 

New breastfeeding pillows for Hawkes Bay

The Neonatal Trust were pleased to be able to donate 3 new feeding pillows to Hawkes Bay Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). 

Research update, Unicorn Babies study

One of the major challenges in neonatal intensive care is to develop new ways to prevent brain injury from occurring. Creatine is a protein derivative that is essential for health, especially brain health. . . 

Financial support for early born babies

If your baby was expected to be born on or after 1 July 2018 but was born before 1 July, there is financial support available to you.

New Tumbleform chairs for The Waikato NICU

The Neonatal Trust has donated three Tumbleform chairs to benefit parents going through a neonatal journey in Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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