About the Foundation

The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation is a local charity, originating in the ACT, that raises money for medical equipment and nurse education for Central and East Gippsland hospitals to help give the regions sick newborn babies, the best chance to lead healthy, normal lives.


100% LOCAL

– money raised in the region, stays in the region


For more information, contact Peter Cursley on 0414 446 662

ABN 82440775387

Current Campaigns

We have done it! In the first few months of 2023, we aimed to raise enough money to fund an Isolette (a cocoon-like cot providing a warm environment for a sick newborn baby) and a new breast pump so mums don’t have to queue to express for Sale Hospital’s Special Care Nursery. We have also raised enough to fund a waterless breast milk warmer and a special baby weighing scale.

For Bairnsdale’s Maternity Unit we, are have raised enough to fund 3 of the 4 Neo Cots needed.

You can donate here.

Our next project for Sale Hospital’s Maternity Unit

The Women’s and Children’s Unit at Sale Hospital provides antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care for women and their families from across the Wellington shire and surrounds. Often they welcome families from East Gippsland and further when needed. The Unit aims to provide high quality family and woman centred care, meeting the needs of a diverse range of families. Sofa beds in each room provides a place for partners or a support person to stay overnight. Having this option to stay is important for the women birthing at our service to feel supported and comfortable. Becoming a new parent can be a period of big change. Spending time together in hospital as a family is a positive way to start the new phase. These beds will replace our old ones that are in much need of an upgrade.

Resuscitaire for Bairnsdale’s Maternity Unit – Thank you Bairnsdale, this piece of equipment has arrived.

New Project: To raise $10,920 to fund 4 Neo Cots. We have raised enough for 3 so we need another $3,000. These special cots provide a safe environment for babies while allowing the recovering newborns  and their mums to be closer together thereby encouraging better bonding.

Will you contribute to this project for Bairnsdale Hospital’s Maternity Unit?

Please, click on the link at the top of the page to donate online or make a tax deductible donation to the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation’s bank account.

Bendigo Bank

Account Name: Newborn Intensive Care Foundation    BSB 633 000   Account number 170 221 188.

Please put ‘Sale Hosp’ or ‘Bairn Hosp’ in the description of your donation so we can ensure it is directed for the hospital of your choice.

Latest News

Bake for Babies runs 1 June to 31 August

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