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Hundreds of premature babies to benefit from new West Auckland $6m rebuild unit

15 November 2018 Emma Russell - New Zealand Herald

A $6 million special care baby unit to be built at Auckland’s Waitakere Hospital hopes to help save hundreds of premature Kiwi babies born each year.

The new build comes at a time when demand for the care of vulnerable newborns was so high, some babies were being shipped off to Australia for treatment.

“It’s very rare but it does happen – and it’s not uncommon for newborn babies and their mothers to be transferred to units around the country due to lack of available SCBU cots,” Well Foundation chief executive Andrew Young, who was leading the project, told the Herald.

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