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Making a small monthly contribution to Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is the most effective way that you can help improve health care for Gold Coast patients. Regular monthly income assists us in planning and budgeting so that we can prioritise the medical equipment, research and staff education that will best serve Gold Coast Health and its patients. Become a supporter today by helping Gold Coast Hospital Foundation with a monthly donation.
Newborn twins spend first Christmas in hospital fighting for life
Local Gold Coast parents Kelly and Russell McKenzie were 27 weeks into an otherwise healthy and hassle-free twin pregnancy when their precious boys unexpectedly arrived nearly three months prematurely.
Leo and Archie were very sick and required a constant supply of oxygen to keep them alive. The tiny duo spent their first 110 days of life recovering in Gold Coast University Hospital – and even had their first Christmas in hospital separated from their worried parents.
This Christmas, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is appealing to the community to urgently raise $100,000 to fund a range of vital neonatal medical equipment on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit wish list.
Your generous donation this Christmas will allow the Foundation to give patients like Leo and Archie the very best chance of getting home sooner to be with their families.
How your generous donation can make a big difference:
- $40 = Could help purchase a Laryngoscope size 0 blade to safely provide oral and nasal intubation on our tiniest patients.
- $80 = Could help provide a specially designed Kanmed Baby Bed for twins that allows premature babies to be nursed side-by-side.
- $150 = Could help fund a portable MRI Compatible Ventilator for newborns requiring continuous breathing support.