Stollery NICU coming to Sturgeon in 2019
Six neonatal intensive care beds a first for Sturgeon Community Hospital
The number of deliveries in Sturgeon Community Hospital has increased dramatically in recent years. In fact, the Sturgeon hospital is the largest neonatal site in Alberta without neonatal support.
More than 3,000 babies were born at the hospital in 2016, with three to four per cent of those newborns requiring intensive care. However, without a NICU at the hospital, as many as 90 babies had to be transferred to one of four NICUs in Edmonton including two Stollery NICUs – one at the University Hospital and the other at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
That all changes in 2019 when the Sturgeon Community Hospital opens its doors to a new $2.3 million Stollery NICU. We’ve committed to raising an additional $2.5 million to fund state-of-the-art equipment and training within the NICU, with the help of generous donors like you. Please donate today!
Check out the following stories to learn more about the impact our donors are making on the health of premature babies in Sturgeon:
And please check back next week for details on how you can get involved in an exciting new initiative: We're partnering with the Canadian Progress Club – St. Albert chapter on an extraordinary fundraising project, involving a mosaic mural that will be created by Lewis Lavoie and installed in the new Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon.