News by category: neonatal critical care unit

Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) has officially opened its private parent lounge, bedroom and quiet room to complement our services across the hospital.<...

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05
Oct

NCCU unveils private patient lounge

Do you remember baby Solomon (Solly)? Born at 25 weeks on 22 March 2016, little Solly spent 100 days in Mater Mothers’ Hospitals Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU). Two...

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27
Aug

Solly hits his stride without a backward glance

There was a time when Sue and Jason Slade did not think their precious newborn son would live long enough to make it out of Mater Mothers' Hospital.

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02
Feb

Mum cries with joy to see Samuel's big day

As a mother of a premature baby, I’ve witnessed first-hand the difficulties some mums have producing enough milk to feed their babies — especially while these tiny...

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08
Jan

Reshni's breastfeeding story

Miracle Max—a friend to all babies born and cared for at Mater—visits Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane every Thursday afternoon to brighten the days of...

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15
Dec

Miracle Max Club

"Choosing a hospital can be a difficult decision, my husband and I live on the north side of Brisbane. For us, Mater Mothers' was a bit of drive. However, we wouldn...

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14
Dec

Forever grateful

We are proud to announce the arrival of our beautiful baby boy Sonny Kiharoa Ainsley born on the 16 November 2017 7.53 am weighing in at 3.2 kgs. Now he didn’t enter this...

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06
Dec

Jenny's Story

Mater mum Jackie Woods already had three children including 11 year old fraternal twins when she found out she was having another set of twins due in September this year &ndash...

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01
Dec

Double trouble in Queensland’s influenza season

Thanks to Linda Back for sharing her personal journey on World Prematurity Day, which is observed to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and...

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17
Nov

NCCU twins graduate high school on World Prematurity Day

I still have not worked out if the 49 days little Immi spent in NCCU and Special Care was ‘the longest short period of my life’ or ‘the shortest long period...

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01
Sep

Ben's Story

For baby Jenson, the first 15 weeks of his life have been pretty tough. At moments, it has felt like the whole world has stopped, like when Jenson’s little lungs were...

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11
May

Baby Jenson's long journey home for Mother’s Day

Bronwyn Bunn was so excited to be pregnant - but not that her baby was due on Christmas Day! She hoped the baby would come a few weeks early to separate its birthday from...

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08
Oct

Bronwyn's Story

After being born on 22 March at just 25 weeks, Mater Mothers' Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) was home for baby Solomon for 100 days. Last week, the family celebrated as...

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04
Jul

100 days of care for baby Solomon

Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit has participated in an international Kangaroo-a-thon, promoting the benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care, also known as skin-to...

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10
Jun

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals bound through Kangaroo-a-thon

For Mater mum Amy, every cuddle is special—especially on Mother's Day, which marked little Piper's 90th day in Mater's Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

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09
May

Mother’s Day Miracle baby Piper

Little Jack was born at 28+1 weeks on 20 April 2016, weighing 1250 grams. Mater mum Amy shares the story of Jack’s arrival.

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06
May

An unexpected Mother’s Day gift

In Australia, around eight per cent of babies are born preterm. Obstetrician Dr Will Milford shares some information around preterm birth including risk factors and what you...

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13
Jan

Understanding preterm birth

Remember baby Jack and mum Lana? Born at 26 weeks, he’s home after 96 days in the Mater Mothers' Hospitals' Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

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24
Dec

Christmas ‘miracle’ as baby Jack home for Christmas Day

Mater mum Lana shares her typical day in the life of a NICU mum.

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18
Nov

Life as a NICU mum

Brisbane researchers have made an important discovery which helps us understand why breast is best for baby.

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14
Oct

Mater research collaboration delivers breastfeeding breakthrough

Anabelle and Zavier Brown are only just meant to be entering the world, but at ten weeks old are settling in at home after spending their first 55 days in Mater Mothers'...

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05
Aug

Mighty Mater twins make their way home

Five years ago, 27-year-old Linsey Johnston was pregnant with her first child. Her pregnancy had been progressing well until her 20 week scan showed cause for concern.

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19
Feb

Miracle baby starts school

After five years, two miscarriages and caring for a seriously ill pregnant wife, Pavel Mamin was given the go ahead to take his son George home after 10 weeks in Mater's...

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05
Sep

Baby George home in time for Father's Day after 10 weeks in hospital

When Hayleigh and Nick Morley nicknamed their unborn twins, they never expected a day would come where they would say goodbye to one. 

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16
May

Holding on to Hamish

Mater Little Miracles 5ks is on again! The family fun walk or run brings the community together to support Mater’s smallest patients—Mater Little Miracles.

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03
Apr

Join Us at Mater Little Miracles 5ks

Neonatal nurse Sue Morgan has spent thousands of days and nights caring for premature and seriously ill babies and their parents in Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit...

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22
Nov

Sue's little miracles

A Gold Coast businessman, Terry Jackman has donated $1 million which will fund a pivotal role in our neonatal research team—ensuring Mater babies have the best...

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20
Nov

Mater receives $1 million donation for Neonatal Research Chair

It has been more than 40 years since Professor David Tudehope first stepped onto a neonatology ward, but his passion to save the lives of premature and sick newborns remains as...

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07
Jun

Professor David Tudehope walks Miles for Miracles

Born more than three months premature, Eli Harris faced numerous challenges during his first few months of life including lung disease, a heart murmur, a brain bleed and an...

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08
May

Eli's story

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