There are as many as 60 babies in BC Women's Newborn ICU fighting for their lives right now

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. 

For most of our babies, the NICU is the only home they’ve ever known — with stays that range from days to many months. Members of our patients’ families are encouraged to visit, touch and hold them whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the NICU, parents can be seen keeping quiet vigil at their babies' bedsides - feeding them, talking to them or simply cuddling them, sometimes with an older sibling at their side.

 

 

 

The wall at the entrance of the BC Women's Newborn ICU is covered with photos of children who are clearly thriving, and thank you notes from grateful parents who will always remember the people and place that made them better.

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