Winter Newsletter 2022

Please enjoy the winter edition of Mercy Health Foundation’s newsletter.

 

Message from the Chairman

I would like to start by thanking everyone who gave so generously to the Autumn Appeal. I am delighted to report that we purchased much-needed sleep apnoea machines for the Mercy Hospital for Women Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Your generous and ongoing support means that Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital can...
Message from the Chairman

Mercy Perinatal’s breakthrough drug discovery to treat preeclampsia

Young Werribee mother, Shannon Boland, knows these statistics all too well. In 2020 Shannon tragically lost her daughter, Mia, to preeclampsia and says the pain of losing her baby never goes away. “Our beautiful little girl Mia was born on 29 September 2020. Instead of waiting in anticipation for her to cry after labour, my...
Mercy Perinatal’s breakthrough drug discovery to treat preeclampsia

Kangaroo cuddles now possible thanks to some very generous families

The recliners were donated to the NICU by two very generous families — the Hunters and Bonanzingas – both of which have a deep connection to the MHW NICU and maternity services. In 2017, Shannon and Brett Hunter’s twins, Jack and Ally, were born premature at 26 weeks at Box Hill Hospital. The twins were...
Kangaroo cuddles now possible thanks to some very generous families

A once-in-a-lifetime gift — ensuring a future that cares first

This story began thanks to a gift in Will. In 1822, William Callaghan made an extraordinary gift to Catherine McAuley to pay tribute to her care. By naming Catherine as the sole beneficiary to his Estate, he bestowed to her his life’s savings, valued at the time at approximately £25,000. With this gift, Catherine was...
A once-in-a-lifetime gift — ensuring a future that cares first

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Last reviewed June 9, 2022.