About St. Michael’s Hospital Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit
Every year, St. Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for roughly 600 sick, fragile babies. Many are born right there. Some are transferred to St. Michael’s for specialized care from centres across Ontario.
That’s because it is home to globally renowned experts in the highly specialized fields of hypertension and diabetes, cystic fibrosis, HIV, and maternal and neonatal substance abuse withdrawal. Mothers in the team’s care suffer a range of medical conditions, such as trauma, bleeding diseases, multiple sclerosis, cancer in pregnancy, and kidney and cardiovascular failure.
“We’ve had some unbelievable cases – women in comas who have a little person growing inside of them,” says Dr. Doug Campbell, Director of St. Michael’s NICU. “Who is going to look after them? We are.”
And now St. Michael’s Hospital is building facilities that match its world-class care. Its commitment to delivering the highest quality of care requires more space and better facilities. They have launched a $10 million campaign to build a state-of-the-art NICU, maternity space with obstetrics & gynecology, and a recovery unit all on a single floor. That means moms won’t be separated from their babies if either of them needs special care. And it means that if anything goes wrong during a normal delivery, moms and babies can be treated right where they are by world-class experts.
Your support of Malachy’s Soiree and donation to St. Michael’s NICU will help bring vulnerable babies back from the edge.