RPA NICU help premature babies live

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RPA is currently needing funds to buy new humidicribs - the life giving homes that allows the newborn babies to grow and thrive in a controlled environment.

If it wasn't for these humidicribs our son Toby, who was born at just 24 weeks and 4 days gestation and weighing only 669 grams, would not be with us today. Toby spent 121 days in hospital fighting for his life and of these 121 days around 90 days was spent in the humidicrib. The humidicribs are vital in being able to help premature babies survive.

To care for babies like Toby and keep them warm they are usually placed in an incubator (or humidicrib), which create a regulated, warmed environment. The 'incubators' or 'humidicribs' are also known as 'closed incubators'. They have a transparent lid covering the baby's bed with porthole windows on the sides to access the baby. Staff will perform most of the baby's care and treatments through these portholes and parents can use them to touch and stroke their babies for short periods.

The perspex cover is double-glazed to retain warmth and when the lid is in place, the incubator is able to control the amount of humidity in the surrounding air inside These humidicribs control the temperature and humidity and provides the closest possible environment to a mothers womb, in the event of unplanned premature birth. The humidity in the cribs also help the baby to breathe more easily and maintain their body temperature. The portholes allow the nurses and doctors to treat the babies without disturbing them too much and they also allow the parents to have some contact with their baby.

RPA is wanting to purchase 6 new humidicribs at $32,000 each, and I am hoping my friends and family will help us to raise some funds to help RPA who did an amazing job in enabling our son to survive.

Please help us to support the hospital who saved Toby's life and donate to RPA.

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RPA New Born Care SLHD

RPA Newborn Care is the intensive care unit for sick and premature babies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) in Camperdown. Each year over 5000 babies are born at RPA making it the largest maternity hospital in New South Wales.

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Angela Bensemann

Wentworthville NSW



Sat, 1 Aug 2009

M.Jan Bensemann

$100

Thank-you RPA for saving our precious grand-sons life, we adore him.

Thu, 30 Jul 2009

Ann and Brian

$30

Without RPA new born care, we would not have a very precious little Toby in our family. Thank you.

Fri, 17 Jul 2009

Craig & Danielle Anderson

$50
Fri, 17 Jul 2009

Angela, Kirk and Toby (baby of Angela March) Bensemann

$200

We started this fund raiser for our beautiful boy Toby (baby of Angela March) born at 24 weeks and 4 days gestation.... We were so impressed by the care and support we received from all the staff at RPA from the receptionist to the head of the NICU... Words and money cannot express how greatful we are to you all.

Fri, 17 Jul 2009

Matt & Anne-Marie

$50

Hey Ange - donation from Matt and me for Toby. Was so impressed by what I saw in the hospital and the way those nurses looked after those teeny tiny babies :)

Thu, 16 Jul 2009

Karen Grant

$40
Thu, 16 Jul 2009

Rachel March

$40

This is for Toby Bensemann

Thu, 16 Jul 2009

Jenni March

$100

This helped save my beautiful nephews life!

Mon, 13 Jul 2009

Anonymous

$50

SINCE  Jul 2009

9 

Donations

$660 raised

TARGET $10,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo

RPA New Born Care SLHD

RPA Newborn Care is the intensive care unit for sick and premature babies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) in Camperdown. Each year over 5000 babies are born at RPA making it the largest maternity hospital in New South Wales.
AB

About Fundraiser

Angela Bensemann

Wentworthville NSW

SINCE  Jul 2009

9 

Donations