17th November is World Prematurity Day

Posted on: 17/11/23

17th November is World Prematurity Day 💜

Today we join many others around the world to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born too soon each year. In Aotearoa New Zealand, 1 in 10 babies are born premature, and in Te Tai Tokerau Northland, those babies are often cared for in the SCBU at Whangārei Hospital.

The following interview with India Judkins, Registered Nurse at Te Whatu Ora in Te Tai Tokerau, describes a day in the life of a Special Care Baby Unit Nurse.

If you'd like to show your support and help to purchase optional extras for the new SCBU at Whangārei hospital, over and above what government funding provides, please click the donate button at the top of the page and choose 'Health Fund PLUS - Whangarei Children's Ward fund' or contact us to talk through how you can help.