A Leader in the Care of Sick Babies
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) has a reputation for being a leader in the care of premature and sick babies.
Around 1600 premature and sick babies are admitted every year to the Hospital’s Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit (GSNU) for specialist care and management.
Any baby born less than 37 week’s gestation, or which requires diagnosis and care for surgical, genetic or breathing problems, will be cared for by this incredible team. Care ranges from very simple and delicate procedures to the most stringent infection control and vigilant monitoring of tiny organs.
These tiny fighters are given greater odds than ever, thanks to the RBWH’s Perinatal Research Centre. Since opening in 1992 as an initiative of RBWH Foundation, the Centre has established itself as Australia’s premier research centre for pre-term births, focusing on improving the survival rate of premature and seriously ill babies, and quality of life for both the baby and mother.
Eighty-five per cent of babies born twelve weeks premature now survive thanks to the life saving work of Perinatal Research Centre staff and the hospital’s Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit.
In 2020, Bundaberg mother, Anna Holden, was airlifted from Bundaberg when her own medical complications required delivery of her much-anticipated twins eight weeks early.
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