May 12, 2023

Help St. Joe’s Give Babies the Best Start Possible

Renewing our Labour & Delivery Rooms & Expanding our Neonatal Special Care Nursery

A.A. Milne wrote in the beloved classic, Winnie the Pooh, that “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” And here at St. Joe’s, we couldn’t agree more. Because we see how quickly the 3,600 babies we help parents to deliver each year take up all the space in their new family’s heart.

We’ve been helping to deliver newborns at our Hospital for more than a century, but right now our Labour and Delivery Rooms and our Neonatal Special Care Nursery need a little TLC. They’re aging, small, and no longer reflect the state-of-the-art care our care team is known for. Similarly, our Neonatal Special Care Nursery, which delivers critical care for newborns, has been caring for up to 20 babies (and their families) at a time, even though we only have 17 beds in the nursery.

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That’s why we need your help. Because we need to expand and renew these units. The Hospital has asked our Foundation to work with our generous community to help with two essential projects. With those funds we’ll be able to:

  • Renovate 11 Labour & Delivery Rooms in our Birthing Unit, to make them more modern and comfortable, enhance infection control standards, and incorporate conveniences to support the birthing experience and family-centred care.
  • Expand our Neonatal Special Care Nursery so we can help more babies when they’re born prematurely or with a medical condition that means they can’t go home right away. With the projected growth in our regional population, we need to make more room for the babies we’ll soon be delivering and caring for.

Click here to read more about these projects, and consider making a gift today. Your donation will help us create a birthing unit and a special care nursery that reflect the miracle of life. One in which our care teams, together with new parents, can continue delivering the very best care to our smallest patients who invariably take up the most room in our hearts.

Make a gift today!

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