Our support

Parental involvement in the enhancement of neonatal care

We are currently contributing to a neonatal care working group. The objectives of this are to:

 * better understand the information given to parents of very early babies, and what was of most value
 * identify any improvement opportunites
 * ensure consistency of approach and messaging across all New Zealand neonatal units

To assist this particular working group, we are looking for parents of babies born 23 to 26 weeks gestation to complete a short survey. . . 

Introducing Neonatal November

For a number of years we've celebrated and supported World Prematurity Day (November 17).  However, we've been super conscious that there are many other neonatal journeys each year, ie the full-term babies with health issues and/or complications.  All babies needing an extra hand are cared for by the caring, patient and kind staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs). 

Thanks Jetstar

We are privileged to have the support of Jetstar who are helping us to deliver Support packs to families going through the stress and anxiety of a neonatal journey. In a very stressful time, receiving a Support pack to help as you enter the foreign world of the neonatal unit is invaluable. The Neonatal Trust also provides support documents written by parents, for parents. Purposely short and simple . . .

Supporter profiles, Dave Drury and Ryan Edwards

A consistent theme we encounter in our work is the very special people who look to support others. From those who give their time and support to the care of neonatal babies, the families themselves who go above and beyond for others, and the social profit space in general. We're keen to highlight some of these wonderful people with a regular interview piece. Learn more about the generous Dave Drury and Ryan Edwards of Points for Purpose - who are supporting The Neonatal Trust.

The importance of blood for neonatal journeys

During the first seven days of Isobelle's life, she required nine units of paediatric red cells,10 units of paediatric plasma and four units of paediatric platelets. "Without those, there is zero chance she'd be here today," Lauren said. "I had the perfect pregnancy, read all the books, had the vitamins, I was like mother of the year. And then, in two hours, this happens and your child is in intensive care and you don't think they are going to make it through the night." It was complications in the birth which resulted in Isobelle losing about 600ml of blood . . .

The Ne n t l Trust and 'Missing Type' 2017

Those with a sharp eye may have noticed a different image appear on our Facebook page today. This is part of the NZ Blood 'Missing Type' campaign. . .  

Science outreach day

One of the great joys of working in Wellington is being part of the amazing community of passionate and dedicated doctors and scientists. On September 20th 2017 we hosted our second annual ‘Curious Kids and Cool Science’ lab day at the University of Otago, Wellington.  This was the culmination of a terms great work with our ‘junior scientists’, and something that we had all been looking forward to. The Centre for Translational Physiology changed tack for the day and . . . 

Points for Purpose launches

The Neonatal Trust is privileged to be part of 'Points for Purpose' - a new initiative where people can turn their Fly Buys points into support.

A Fathers day pick me up

Fathers day is a special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 3rd September, their memories will be different to most . . .       There are over 360 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 Fathers day. We have organised a pick-me-up package to each and every family with a baby in a neonatal unit to brighten their day

Simplicity. KiwiSaver provider with a big heart

The Neonatal Trust is delighted to announce the support of Simplicity.

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