Thanks to the generosity of our local community, three new special deliveries have recently arrived at the Lismore Base Hospital Special Care Nursery.
With one third of the babies born in the Northern Rivers coming through the Lismore Base Hospital Special Care Nursery, specialised equipment means these smallest of patients can get the best care possible.
Leo Senese and Kai Hansen from Morgans Financial have been supporting a campaign to purchase additional Cosytherm Infant Warming Mattresses, each worth $7,500, by pledging to match all community donations up to a combined total of $7,500.
When the call for donations went out through The Northern Star, a local couple Mr and Mrs Heaton saw the article and generously donated $7,500 to purchase one of these mattresses.
Thanks to proceeds from the Gill Crawford Lismore Golf Day and the generosity of other local businesses, combined with Morgans Financial and the Heaton’s donations, three Cosytherm Infant Warming Mattresses have recently been purchased and are now regularly in use.
“The Cosytherm mattresses are a unique way for babies to be kept warm to assist in their growth. The addition of these to the nursery means more babies can be taken out of the humidicribs earlier and nursed closer to their mothers, which is a wonderful outcome for our babies,” said Dr Chris Ingall, Paediatrician and founder of Our Kids.
“With the extra warmth these mattresses provide, the babies will put on weight and go home just that little bit sooner,” Dr Ingall said.
Morgans Financial have been supporting Our Kids for over five years, and are also the naming partner for the Our Kids Annual Winter Ball coming up in May. Throughout this partnership, they have donated more than $30,000 to help support the work of Our Kids.
For more information about Our Kids or to donate, contact Rebekka Battista on 0438 417 085.