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Every baby born at Mater is a Mater little miracle.
That’s one in seven Queenslanders and more than 10 000 new babies every year who can proudly say, “I’m a Mater baby.”
But sadly, not all babies are born healthy. Some are born premature, are seriously ill, or are simply too small to go straight home with their parents.
That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the best possible start to life for the seriously ill and premature babies cared for at Mater—by raising vital funds through Mater Little Miracles.
More than 2000 babies each year will have to spend time in our Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) where specialist staff treat and care for up to 79 seriously ill and premature babies every night.
Some babies are born as young as 24 weeks and weigh as little as 400 grams, some have come from as far as Cairns and Townsville for the specialist neonatal care for which Mater is renowned.
At Mater, we are committed to giving all babies, like Jack here, the best possible start to life. And you can help.
Little Jack was already 45 days old … but he should have been in his mother's tummy...
You can help save the lives of thousands of babies just like Jack by supporting Mater Little Miracles—investing in life-saving research, care and equipment.
Bailey and Bella's story
Jess feared the worst when she went into premature labour.
All was well until a routine 21 week appointment ...
Each year around 2000 newborns need advanced resuscitation.
Born early, his parents waited nine days to hold him.