Aidan’s Story

**This is an edited version of an article from The Canberra Times in 2010. Nine years later Aidan revisited the NICU to thank the doctors and nurses who had cared for him and to learn about his time in the unit.** ABOUT dawn on a March morning two parents headed out...

Prepare to Turn on Your Oven

Take the Bake Challenge. Support the annual Bake for Babies fundraising campaign for the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) which helps fund medical equipment for sick and premature newborn babies of the Canberra region. How it works? You bake your favorite...

Help Us Raise Some Bubbles.

“Bubbles for Babies” Fundraiser  WARNING: This concept not suitable for anyone who has never been a baby.  First of all, who doesn’t LOVE bubbles? We can’t deny we smile, or at least become somewhat entranced, when we see shiny bubbles floating in mid-air...

Double The Luv for Terri

Our identical twin girls, Dahli and India, were born on 21st January, 2018 at just 27+3 weeks. They were both 35.5cm long, Dahli weighing 925g and India 890g. I was experiencing a healthy, happy pregnancy and having the girls born extremely early was completely...

Angus’ Story

Nothing can prepare you for the advice “if he comes now, there’s not much we can do…”  At 24 weeks, there was a problem with the pregnancy, and the doc was pretty direct.  Immediate bedrest was prescribed. Very early on 17 December 2011, after holding out for almost 2...

Better Outcomes for Sick Babies

Four Digital Monitoring systems for the Canberra NICU bought with $82,000 donated by the NICF. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris said the highly accurate and non-invasive monitors provided real-time information and could detect sudden changes in the...

Beyond Bank Helps With Important Milestones

The NICF chairman, Peter Cursley CF accepts a donation from Beyond Bank CEO, Robert Keogh for $3,901.49. The donation has gone to fund the popular Milestone Cards that celebrate the milestones of some of our littlest and newest arrivals who need to spend some time in...

Babies to Breath Better in Bega

The maternity unit at the South East Regional Hospital in Bega is investing in a Bubble CPAP to make it easier for some little newborns to take their first breaths.   CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) is used to deliver constant air pressure into...

How We Use Your Donation

The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation has been funding medical equipment and nurse education since 1995. Last year we funded the replacement of the Unit’s breast pumps for $20,000 and a Nava ventilator for $60,000. We raised money via our Bake for Babies fundraiser to...