Messages to WA Hospitals


Please find messages from families who would like to pay tribute to the many doctors, nurses and medical staff who have taken care of their premature babies whilst in the NICU/SCN throughout Western Australian hospitals.

Parent’s Names: Sherie & Dean Bell
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Hospital
State: Perth
Premmie baby’s name(s): Kara Sue & Amba Rae
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2008
Length of stay: 14weeks
Baby’s gestation: 27+3 weeks
Your thank you message:
Thank you , Thank you, for the amazing wonderful care you gave my twins the help, support, advice, time, caring staff, my twins were 27/3 days at such a stressful time you all seemed to make it easier for us THANK YOU.

The Bell Twins, Sherie & Dean

Parent’s Names: Graeme and Helena
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial Hospital
State: Western Australia
Premmie baby’s name(s): Ava Elise Cooper- Garrett
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2006
Length of stay: 4 1/2 months
Baby’s gestation: 25+6 weeks
Your thank you message:
To the awesome Staff and care providers at King Edward Memorial Hospital..our stay was long and tiresome, but we came home with our beautiful Ava healthy and alive. It is because of Ava’s prematurity that I remain very much in the premmie world helping others on their journey. Thankyou all so much for your expert care and making us appreciate life that little bit more..

Parent’s Names: Sally and Nigel
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH Perth
State: WA
Premmie baby’s name(s): Brendan and Tristan
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2007 and 2009
Length of stay: Brendan – 6 weeks Tristan – 6 days
Baby’s gestation: 30+1 and 34+3 weeks
Your thank you message:

Thankyou to all the wonderful staff at KEMH who helped my boys along their journey’s. I will be forever grateful for the time spent looking after them.

Thankyou, keep up the amazing job

Parent’s Names: Nicholas and Davina Harrington
Hospital where your baby was born: Port Hedland Regional Hospital and transferred to King Edward Memorial Hospital
State: WA
Premmie baby’s name(s): Tarrant Evander Harrington
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2008
Length of stay: approximately 14 days
Baby’s gestation: 35 weeks
Your thank you message:
We would just like to say thanks to all the staff at both hospitals for the care that Tarrant recieved. It was an emotional time for our whole family and quite a struggle for us to learn quickly enough all that we needed to know. Until now I couldn’t think of a way to say thankyou so this is the perfect opportunity. Our littlest is now almost one and he is an absolute joy. So thank you all :-)for everything!

Parents Names: Crystal
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH
State: WA
Premmie babys name(s): Darby Gareth
Premmie babys year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 4 months
Babys gestation: 24+6 weeks
Your thank you message: To all of the staff at KEMH,from the cooks and cleaners to the consultants.. THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU!!!!! If it wasnt for your hospitals belief in saving lil prems as young as my lil rockstar, I would never have been able to enjoy the gorgeous smiles and infinate love i recieve from my beautiful baby boy! What you guys do is nothing short of a miricle! You are all his angels!

Parents Names: Christine & Simon
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial Hospital
State: WA
Premmie babys name(s): Tyler, Rhianee & Jade
Premmie babys year of birth(s): 2003, 2008 and 2009 respectively
Length of stay: 3 weeks, 8 weeks and 2 weeks respectively
Babys gestation: 32 weeks, 28 weeks and 33 weeks respectively
Your thank you message: Simon and I would love to thank all the staff at King Edward Memorial hospital for all the effort and support provided to us during our time with our 3 premmie babes in the SCN. THANK YOU for All you have done for us.

Parent’s Names: Natasha & Clayton
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH
State: WA
Premmie baby’s name(s): Hudson
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2006
Length of stay: 23 weeks 3 days
Baby’s gestation: 23 weeks 4 days
Your thank you message: I cannot speak highly enough about the wonderful staff at KEMH. Dr Noel French is a miracle worker and a wonderful advocate for micro-premmies like Huddy. I’ld also like to thank Dr’s Rory Trawber and his lovely wife Emma, Dr. Jeff Tompkins, Dr. Stephen Resnick and nurses such as Abbie, May, Emily, Kelly, Joan, Sharon, Thelma, Tiffany, Nola, Alex, Lee-Anne, Sandra, Mary, Julie….each and everyone of them who ever looked after Huddy. You are all NICU angels!

Parents Names: Kirstie
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH
State: WA
Premmie babys name(s): Jay & Ty
Premmie babys year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 6 weeks
Babys gestation: 32+1 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you to all the gold team and everyone up in WAED 5 and thanks to everyone in SCN A & B and in 2B and in HDU. We will never forget you all. Thank you Sue for the drive back to Northam.

Parents Names: Emma & Ben
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH
State: WA
Premmie babys name(s): Kaila Louise
Premmie babys year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 7 days
Babys gestation: 35 weeks
Your thank you message: What an amazing job all the staff at KEMH did! our little fighter was out & home within the week. the staff gave us invaluable advice & i was looked after very well. thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!!

Parents Names: Julie and Darren
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial Hospital
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Kya Lily
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 9 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 29 + 3 weeks
Your thank you message: A very BIG Thank you to all the wonderful staff at KEMH… from the nurses to the lactation ladies and the milk ladies!.. you all helped us tremendously through the NICU stay for little KYA LILY WISE…born 30th Dec 2009 at 29wks +3days!..you all will never be forgotten..

Parents Names: Nicola and Mark
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH – Perth
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Oliver
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 12 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 29 weeks
Your thank you message: I can’t thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors for the fabulous support and care they gave us during our stay. Ollie is now a rambunctious 11 month old (actual age), who is already trying to walk and get into mischief. Things could have been so different without your help.

Parents Names: Keith & Alison
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Emily
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 110 days
Baby’s gestation: 23+4 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you so much for the care of my Emily who I am so thankful to say is a very “normal” 5 year old. Words could never describe just how happy I am to have her here with us and I hope all the team at the special care nursery at KEMH know just how wonderful and special they are!!!!!

Parents Names: Rowena
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial Hospital
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Lachlan Jesse Aaron
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2006
Length of stay: 3 1/2 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33+1 weeks
Your thank you message: I would like to thank all the nurses in the special care nurseries, who were there for both of us when my little boy was born 6 weeks premmie 20/12/06, weighing only 1720gms. He is now 4 years old, attending kinder and doing really well. I couldnt have done it without their support, as it was one of the hardest and heartbreaking times of my life, so thank you all!

Parents Names: Sarah and Peter
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Courtney
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 1998
Length of stay: 10 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 27 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you to all the wonderful staff then and now. You are all truly amazing. Courtney is now 13 a teenager, in our darkest moments we thought we wouldn’t get here. What a handful and a joy she is. Big Thank yous!

Parents Names: Anita and Jason
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial Hospital
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Sam and Charlie
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2007
Length of stay: 3 months
Baby’s gestation: 26+3 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank-you so much to KEMH staff. You were all amazing. We had our bad days, we had our good but the staff at the hospital always managed to keep us strong. Miracles do sometimes come true and i have two that did. Thank-you x

Parents Names: Kristy and Eamonn
Hospital where your baby was born: King Edward Memorial
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Thomas Jackson
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2011
Length of stay: 4 weeks and 6 days
Baby’s gestation: 31+6 weeks
Your thank you message: We just want to say a huge thank you to all the midwives at the hospital. They were all so warm and welcoming every day. I had to stay in Perth by myself away from my family as we are from the country and there is no way I could have survived without their support. Thomas is now a healthy 5 month old doing really well. So thank you again.

 

 

 

Parents Names: Carrie & Garry
Hospital where your baby was born: KEMH
State: WA
Premmie Baby’s name(s):  Sabrina, Sophie & Nicholas
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2000
Length of stay: 3 months 1 week
Baby’s gestation: 27+1 weeks
Your thank you message: Durning the most scary,exhilerating roller coaster ride that becoming parents involves, we never thought we would have triplets, and at 27 weeks and 1 day , we had the joy of becoming parents to Sabrina, Sophie & Nicholas. Still to this day the staff at KEMH hold a dear place in our hearts.Not only did you hold our hearts in your hands, you held our hands through the journey that we had from RFDS flight,looking after me in the ICU, looking after our children in the NICU,HDU to sending us flying home with Suzanna holding our Sophie,all the way to hospital transfer at GRH. We still look at our photos and your names are still coming fast and fondly.Nurses and Drs at KEMH are Angels who walk among us, with much love from our family of 6

 

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