Every year in Australia around 48,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 27,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1,000 babies lose their fight for life.
For families, the experience of having a baby come into the world not as expected or planned is life changing. Without support, this overwhelming and traumatic experience can have lifelong effects on the emotional wellbeing of these families. It affects the entire family unit.
Australia is home to 23 state of the art intensive care units designed to meet the unique and critical needs of our earliest and sickest babies. Working with health professionals on the joint agenda of better outcomes for families, Miracle Babies provides informative education and insight on a family’s experience and funding for equipment, resources and research.
The mission of the Miracle Babies Foundation is to:
- support, education and resources for families of premature and sick newborns from conception to birth and the years beyond
- work in partnership with healthcare providers and professional organisations in education, training, funding, research and resources
- advocate to positively influence the long term outcome for families
- create meaningful communities that empower families and children to reach their full potential
- drive innovation and quality to facilitate improved care and healthier outcomes