The Neonatal Trust

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We support families of premature or sick full-term babies as they make their stressful journey through neonatal care and the transition home

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1. Providing emotional support (including ward visits, support just for Dads, and parent support groups beyond the neonatal unit), practical support (including helpful information) and financial assistance in a variety of forms (including food and petrol vouchers). All support tailored to help families get through what is usually a traumatic time.

2. Supporting the ongoing professional development of neonatal nurses.

The Neonatal Trust was originally established in Wellington in 1986 by two Wellington families with extremely premature babies, Since 2009, the Trust has evolved to become a nationwide network of support based around NZ's neonatal units. Collectively we engage with and support over 3,000 neonatal families each year.

More about us

Over 5,000 families go through the stress and anxiety of a neonatal journey. EVERY YEAR.

1 in 10 babies born in New Zealand arrive prematurely. Many more full-term babies have complications and illnesses that require specialist care in their earliest days. In all, over 5,000 babies spend time in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) each year.

The Neonatal Trust exists to provide support to these brave parents and also support the wonderful people who care for these precious babies.

Examples of our support can be seen here:

Latest donations

  • Project Giraffe

    Project Giraffe on 01 Nov 2018



  • Chris Leuschke

    Chris Leuschke on 30 Oct 2018


    Westpac NZFMA Golf - Giraffe team


  • Danny Keene

    Danny Keene on 30 Oct 2018



  • Tim M

    Tim M on 30 Oct 2018


    Project Giraffe


  • spike

    spike on 29 Oct 2018


    all the best spike


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