How you’ll make a difference

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What our projects are accomplishing:

Below are some examples of how your donation helps to make significant investments in neonatal care. Every project Calgary Health Trust takes on through Newborns Need plays an essential role in the journey to getting a baby home. With your support, we can save lives, and improve the health of thousands of newborns, children, moms and whole families for years to come—ensuring a more efficient, effective and world-class healthcare system for all Albertans.

Research

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Preeclampsia Screening for New Moms

  • Location: South Health Campus
  • Area of Care: Preterm Birth Research and Education

Early detection and intervention for high-risk preeclampsia cases, which can cause premature birth or mortality for both the mom and baby.

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Centering Pregnancy

  • Location: Community
  • Area of Care: Preterm Birth Research and Education

Addressing the care of pregnant mothers at high-risk for preterm birth through an interdisciplinary clinical care team.

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Preterm Birth Follow-up Clinic

  • Location: Community
  • Area of Care: Post Preterm Birth Research and Education

Advancing our understanding of the consequences of preterm birth and reducing the number of long-term health concerns for babies and families.

Infrastructure

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Location: Foothills Medical Centre
  • Area of Care: Neonatal Intensive Care

Renovating the Foothills Medical Centre Level 3 NICU – increasing capacity and creating a world-class unit and bringing world-class design and research to the forefront of care.

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Emergency Pediatric Pod

  • Location: South Health Campus
  • Area of Care: Pediatric

Providing South Health Campus with the opportunity to build a new Emergency Pediatric Pod, allowing for a specialized area to optimize the pediatric emergency care available and ensure the patients are treated in the best environment for their needs.

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Shaganappi Community Health Centre

  • Location: Shaganappi Community Health Centre
  • Area of Care: Post Birth Care and Education

After the birth of a baby, leaving the care and comfort of the hospital setting can be frightening and sometimes overwhelming; especially for first time parents or families who are new to Canada. The care provided is crucial to helping families adjust to arrival of a newborn and reducing long-term health concerns.

Care

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Southern Alberta Neonatal Transport Team

  • Location: Foothills Medical Centre
  • Area of Care: Neonatal Intensive Care

Educating rural staff in Southern Alberta on how to provide the best possible care at smaller, rural sites until transport is available for babies, ultimately ensuring that every newborn is cared for in the right place, by the right team, for their specific needs.

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Central Fetal Monitoring

  • Location: Rockview General Hospital
  • Area of Care: Labour and Delivery

Providing staff with real-time data on both the baby and mother’s vital signs—allowing for more informed decision making and enhanced care during labour and delivery.

These are just a few of the life-changing projects we’re working on. We have over a dozen on-the-go that are revolutionizing newborn care in Alberta.

To ensure the highest level of care and expertise, we’re partnered with Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta:

38% - Calgary Health Trust

33% - Alberta Health Services and existing infrastructure

29% - Government support