Happy New Year! This Christmas the Foundation funded Christmas bags for babies thanks to a grant from Grill’d in Woden. They are important for spreading some goodwill and lifting the spirits of families who are feeling disappointed with being in hospital at this time of year. The night staff enjoyed playing Santa and the morning staff enjoy seeing the delight on the parents’ faces as they see the bags and the Christmas cards from the babies to their parents. The staff often feel they have drawn the short straw having to work Christmas – between the bags, the cards, the dress-up competition the Unit runs, and all the food, they aim for everyone to have a good day.

The Foundation also recently bought a digital camera and printer. This was used to produce Christmas cards plus emailing photos of babies for country families and for families who don’t have their camera..