At North York General’s Tippet Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we take tremendous pride in the work we do, caring for moms-to-be, newborns and new parents. It’s important and rewarding work, but it wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our community.
Every year, over 5,200 babies are born at North York General Hospital. Around 500 of these babies are born premature or critically ill and need to be cared for in our NICU with the help of life-saving incubators.
NICU incubators are controlled, protected micro-environments designed to address the changing and complex demands of neonatal intensive care. An incubator is a premature baby’s first home outside the womb. A newborn in such a fragile state can’t survive anywhere else. Their tiny organs are underdeveloped, their skin is extremely thin and delicate, and they have very little muscle and body fat. They rely on the warmth, security and protection that only an incubator provides.
Unfortunately, many of our current incubators are nearing the end of their lifespans and must be replaced.
This Giving Tuesday, your gift to North York General will help us replace one of our aging incubators so we can give premature and critically ill babies the very best start to life.
We are relying on you to help our tiniest and most vulnerable patients heal, grow and thrive. Any contribution, whether big or small, will make a world of difference for patients and their families.
Thank you for considering a gift that will improve care and save lives, right in your own backyard.
Dr. Shaheen Doctor (yes, that’s my real name!),
Neonatologist and Medical Director,
Tippet Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),
North York General Hospital