Help unwell newborn babies from your community this November
All this month, every time you shop at COSTCO Majura Park you can buy a Newborn November token to help support the delivery of exceptional care for our littlest patients. Dedicate it to a baby you love.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) and Special Care Nursery at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children provide care for babies that need extra attention after birth.
Your generosity supports babies in the NICU or SCN receiving treatment for preterm birth, low birth weight, breathing difficulties, low blood sugar levels, infection, birth trauma and some congenital abnormalities.
The impact we have made in previous year
MamaRoo 4 Infant Seats
Premature babies often prove harder to soothe compared to full-term infants, and for parents unable to be by their side, this can be very distressing. In our hospital's NICU ward, the aging rockers, generously donated in the past, had worn out over time. Last year, we were able to fund three MamaRoo-4 infant seats for the NICU wards at Centenary Hospital.
These seats replicate human movements such as bouncing and swaying, alleviating stress for both parents and babies. Adjustable via a Bluetooth device, they assist our hospital staff in comforting patients in the absence of their parents.
Transcutaneous Bilirubinometer Handheld Monitor
Around 60-80% of newborn infants get jaundiced in the first few days of life. Although usually safe in babies and easily resolvable, high levels can cause permanent brain damage. Early detection in a simple way is the way forward.
For this, Trancutaneous Bilirubinometer handheld monitors were provided to NICU to measure jaundice levels in babies non-invasively. They provide accurate and instant results allowing early discharges and eliminating the need to perform invasive blood tests on babies.