The Wesley Special Care Nursery provides care for babies with illness and premature babies from 32 weeks gestation. Its facilities ensure that families faced with a premature birth or an unwell newborn have access to the best care possible.
For a parent, it can be the hardest and most desperate time, we need to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. It is the team’s passion and dedication to mothers and babies that sets The Wesley apart. Many parents feel like they are cared for like family.
Many parents could not have had a successful pregnancy without medical and technological interventions involving The Wesley’s researchers, staff and caregivers. It is a frightening experience giving birth to a sick or premature baby. The Special Care Nursery takes care of our tiniest Queenslanders every year.
“The nurses were incredible. On the second day we got to bath him. We were petrified picking up this tiny little human, but they made sure we felt comfortable and they provided a lot of guidance.”
When Claire was feeling overwhelmed and anxious The Wesley was a comforting presence, offering empathy, advice and expertise, right there until they were able to take Shiloh home.
For both Sacha and Shiloh, The Wesley’s Special Care Nursery was their first home. Like any new parents, Claire and Seamus wanted to spend as much time as possible with their children but said going home from The Wesley was bittersweet…..“as you don’t get to see the lovely people that filled your days and cared for your child at their most vulnerable.”
“Our experience at The Wesley has been amazing. I think it’s a privilege to be here and it’s nice there are so many of the staff we had the first time. It feels like family,” said Claire.
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