MAYOR of the Upper Lachlan Shire, John Shaw, supports and congratulates those responsible for the achievements of the Miracle Babies Foundation.
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation that supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
Every year in Australia around 44,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 25,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1000 babies lose their fight for life.
Since 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been passionate in developing and providing vital programs and resources to support and enhance a family’s experience from a threatened pregnancy, hospital journey with a premature or sick newborn, the transition to home and beyond.
Australia is home to 22 state of the art intensive care units designed to meet the unique and critical needs of our earliest and sickest babies. Working with health professionals on the joint agenda of better outcomes for families, Miracle Babies provides informative education and insight on a family’s experience and funding for equipment, resources and research.
“It is never easy for families with healthy and expected new life but the experience of having a baby come into the world not as expected or planned is life changing”, Mayor Shaw said.
The Mayor continued, “I fully understand that without support, this overwhelming and traumatic experience can have lifelong effects on the emotional wellbeing of these families. It, undoubtedly affects the entire family unit.”
As part of its present campaign The Foundation has announced the launch of our Emergency Care Packages supporting mothers who have been admitted to hospital unexpectedly or transferred a distance from home as their baby requires care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.