Well done Taranaki - $56,000 raised for a new baby incubator in three weeks

Well done Taranaki - $56,000 raised for a new baby incubator in three weeks

Taranaki has answered the call for an urgently needed intensive care baby incubator, with $56,000 raised in three weeks.

The incubator had been ordered and is estimated to arrive from Europe in February.

The Neo Natal Unit at Taranaki Base Hospital urgently needs the intensive care Babyleo incubator – the gold standard of care for acutely sick newborn babies – with the unit’s only incubator soon due for “retirement”.

* $56,000 needed for incubator at neonatal unit at Taranaki Base Hospital
* Taranaki Health Foundation needs $15k more for new neonatal incubator
* Fundraiser for neo natal intensive care incubator still needs $36,000

“People have dug very deep at this special time of the year to help our tiniest patients have the best start to their early lives,” Taranaki Health Foundation general manager Bry Kopu-Scott said.

‘’We know this year has been very challenging for businesses and families around the maunga, so please accept our sincerest thanks for taking time to support this cause.’’

In many cases, those who donated had received care in the past from the neonatal unit staff.

Taranaki business donors: McKechnies Aluminum Solutions ($20,000); PipeTech ($10,000) Jones & Sandford and Mitre 10 Mega ($5000); Waterworks NZ ($5000); Clelands\ Construction ($1000); Liquigas ($1000); Z Energy Petrol Stations ($500); Wai Comply (first business to donate, $500); Faith and community service group donors: Lions Club Urenui ($2000); St Vincent de Paul Hawera ($5000); St Andrews Inglewood; NP Central Women’s Institute.


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