Little Wonder is the Parents’ Fundraising and Support Committee for RPA Newborn Care.
RPA Newborn Care is the intensive care unit for newborn babies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (“RPA”) in Sydney, providing the highest level of neonatal intensive care available in Australia. RPA Newborn Care looks after more than 800 sick and premature babies each year. RPA Newborn Care provides intensive care services for babies born at RPA but also for babies transferred there from hospitals without the same high level of intensive care facilities.
Little Wonder is comprised of a group of parents who have experienced the RPA Newborn Care journey first hand. Under the guidance of the Fundraising Manager at RPA Newborn Care we started work in late 2009 to raise funds to support the unit and the parents of babies in the hospital. We view our efforts as a way of giving back to the unit that saved our babies and allowed them to prosper.
Current projects include:
1. The production and print of an information booklet on the RPA Newborn Care. This booklet will provide families experiencing a sick or premature newborn with information on the NICU and how they operate with the aim of making the unit less daunting.
2. Purchase of vital equipment for use in the treatment of sick and premmie babies as per the unit's wishlist.
Recent Spends include the purchase of a humidicrib (December 2011) and a Jaundice Meter (August 2012) and the complete refurbishment of the old expressing room in the unit which is now the Little Wonder Expressing Room (2013).
Little Wonder is a hospital approved not for profit fundraising committee for RPA Newborn Care and does not have DGR status. All donations will go directly to RPA Newborn Care and be used to provide resources and equipment to the unit and the babies and families they support.