Advancing Healthcare for the people of North Shore, Rodney and Waitakere

Your Waitakere Hospital Special Care Baby Unit Project

$5M rebuild

Your help to refurbish the Waitakere Special Care Baby Unit is urgently required to meet the needs of our most vulnerable patients in West Auckland.

$4.15M has already been raised from community pledges.

With your help we can raise the $850K left!

The neonatal unit is now 15 years old.

Since it opened, the demand on its space has increased with some local new born babies and mothers having to transfer to units around the country due to lack of available SCBU cots.

With your help the extension will open up bed capacity from 12 to 18 to help meet the projected growth of the region.

The DHB’s 2018 population is estimated at around 630,000 and is projected to rise by 106,000 (17%) in the next decade.

Another bonus of the new unit will be accommodation for many mothers to stay overnight – currently not possible due to space constraints.

You can help sick and premature babies receive the best care possible to survive.

Currently, more than 350 premature babies are admitted to the Waitakere SCBU each year, from around 3000 that are born at Waitakere Hospital. The neonatal unit cares for babies from 32 weeks, but also takes local babies back from Auckland City Hospital that have been born early from 23 weeks gestation.

To support the SCBU project call 09 447 0138 or donate now! 




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