Impressive incubators allow Mum to bond with Ivy
for the cause – doubling its annual target.
Branches raised the sum by holding fashion shows, quiz nights, comedy debates, movie nights and Trade Me auctions, managing director Peter Thompson says.
‘‘We are extremely passionate and committed, and now very excited to be able to provide these warm, clean and safe new homes for premature babies,’’ Mr Thompson says.
The new incubators are ergono- mic, providing good access for medical staff and for new parents to feed, bathe and change the nappies of their babies.
They allowed baby Ivy and her mother to bond during the emotional experience.
Mrs Yarrell travelled to the hos- pital every day to spend hours with Ivy – often caring for her through two arm holes in the sides of the incubator.
‘‘You can do everything through them they are amazing, in essence they are the womb that baby should otherwise be in.’’ Ivy is now strong and healthy. Mrs Yarrell says her recovery is thanks to the care of the staff at NICU and the high-tech incubators she lived in.
‘‘They are absolutely saving,’’ Mrs Yarrell says.
‘‘I know that for sure.‘‘