World Prematurity Day 2018

The Rotunda Hospital Celebrated World Prematurity Day 2018 with a Tentacles for Tinies Party for The Rotunda Preemies born in 2016 weighing under 1500g.

Master of the Rotunda Hospita Prof Fergal Malone announced that all premature babies born at 28 weeks in 2017 have survived at the Rotunda Hospital – with 10 more young lives saved than in any previous year.

New research at The Rotunda shines a light on the life-saving effects the utilisation of certain drugs and treatment plans has had, with all of the 200 premature babies born at 28 weeks surviving in 2017 -the highest number on record.

It was a pleasure for the Staff of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Parents to get to see how well all the little preemies are doing now.

The Rotunda Knitters who crochet the Tentacles for Tinies octopuses for the NICU also celebrated the 1st anniversary of this amazing initiative at the Party.