NICU in the News
April 14 was a happy celebration for us! Our friends from Variety - The Children's Charity, RBC Foundation and The Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation joined us to see unveiling of the newly renovated family and education rooms that were named in honour of their incredible support.
CTV and Tamara Taggart were there to cover this special day! Scroll down to see the photos.
Tamara Taggart, BC Women’s Newborn ICU Campaign Chair has found meaning and purpose in championing BC’s littlest patients.
- Born at just 23 weeks and weighing 810grams, he is one of the tiniest babies to be cared for at BC Women's Newborn ICU in the last year.
- Behind the the doors of BC Women's Newborn ICU the most fragile newborns are admitted to receive a level of critical care by exceptional nurses, doctors and specialists unavailable anywhere else in our province.
The NICU's tiny patients come to be treated for everything from hypoglycemia and feeding problems to repiratory distress, infection and surgical problems.
See their interview from earlier in the week, with Keri Adams here. David Yochlowitz and his daughter Chloe present their donation from ABC Recycling and the Yochlowitz family to Tamara Taggart live on CTV Evening News at Van Dusen Gardens.
On May 5 - 9 CTV Vancouver will be presenting inspirational stories from the BC Women's Newborn ICU. Meet the parents, the doctors, nurses, and of course our tiny patients!
Stories will be aired during CTV Morning Live,CTV News at Noon, CTV News at Five, CTV News at Six.
Farida and Noordin Sayani, Executive Hotels & Executive Group along with their children Salim, Sofia and their families generously offered to match the gifts of their guests, suppliers and friends in support of the babies cared for in the BC Women’s Newborn ICU. Today they made their gift of a remarkable $200,000 at the launch of the BC Women's Newborn ICU Campaign.
- A look inside the Newborn ICU
Join CTV's Colleen Christie as she tours through the BC Women's Newborn ICU with Program Manager Julie De Salaberry.
A new Newborn ICU protocol is greatly enhancing infant safety and care.
For babies born prematurely, the care and treatment provided in that first “Golden Hour” upon admission to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) can mean the difference between life and death, or the prevention of long-term health problems.
In a perfect world, every mom would deliver a perfectly healthy baby at term – but life is unpredictable. For some, the joy of birth can quickly turn to fear as families find themselves faced with a premature baby, or a desperately sick newborn barely clinging to life.