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MCH Walk – Zayda’s story

Zayda’s mum Alie knew that something wasn’t right with her newborn daughter just hours after she came into the world.  “She was just so cold, she was wrapped in six or seven blankets, in the middle of February,” explained Alie.  Alie and her husband Muj were assured everything was fine, but after a few days

Help keep parents and baby together

Each year, Monash Newborn, Casey Special Care Nursery provides care to more than 750 unwell babies.  Some of these families live close by, however, some live as far away as Gippsland or Phillip Island.  Sometimes, these sick babies require prolonged stays in the special care nursery of up to 60 days, and the toll constant

Khing’s NICU journey

When David and Annie recited their vows in early October 2022, they were excited to head off on one last trip as a twosome, before their baby boy was due to arrive in a few months’ time.  Despite feeling a little off on their wedding day, Annie pushed through thinking that she was just experiencing

Monash Children’s Hospital doctors ride 1000km for babies and kids in hospital

This March, 3 dedicated doctors from Monash Children’s Hospital will head off on a gruelling 1000km ride through the South Island of New Zealand to raise funds for new cardiorespiratory monitoring equipment to care for premature and unwell babies at the Casey Campus of MCH.   Funds raised will also go to the Starlight Foundation, who

Thank you to all our Gala attendees and supporters!

On behalf of Monash Health and the Monash Children’s Hospital, thank you to all those who supported our 2023 gala event. We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the event and look forward to putting the funds raised to use as we help make an enormous difference in helping very pre-term babies not only

Isla’s NICU journey

When Kelly went into preterm labour with her daughter almost 16 weeks before her due date, she had no way of knowing what lay ahead for her little family.