Messages to QLD 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 Queensland hospitals.

Parent’s Names: Mandii and Neil
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): Charlie
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2007
Length of stay: 4 months
Baby’s gestation: 27+6 weeks
Your thank you message:
Thank you so much for the care given to Charlie and to us as well during our stay. I have no idea where we would be today if it wasn’t for the staff and the tremendous Dr Donovan. The hardest time of our life was made that little bit easier by you guys…and most importantly our son was delivered home to us

Parent’s Names: Sarah and Justin Peatey
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Woman’s Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): William
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2008
Length of stay: 3 weeks before transfer home
Baby’s gestation: 30 weeks – 1502g
Your thank you message:
Thank you all so much!
All the staff we had contact with during our very stressful stay at the Royal were absolutely wonderful! You all do such great work and offer such brilliant support!


Parent’s Names: Sarah and Justin Peatey
Hospital where your baby was born: Mackay Base Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): Hayden and William (transferred from RBWH)
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2006 and 2008
Length of stay: 2 weeks for both boys
Baby’s gestation: 32 weeks and 30 weeks (33 at time of transfer)
Your thank you message:
To all the wonderful staff in the Mackay Base Hospital SCN – you all are brilliant! I cannot thank you enough for the support and hours of distracting chatter! Thank you very much for everything!

Parent’s Names: Rhonda & Col
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): Rachel
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2007
Length of stay: 101 days
Baby’s gestation: 24+2 weeks
Your thank you message:
I want to thank all the staff at the Royal that cared for Rachel and I. There are too many to name – from Brian (my guardian angel) the wardsman who always seemed to be there with a smile when I needed help, the receptionists who considered every request as important, the nurses and midwives who cared for Rachel and made me feel confident in caring for her, the doctors who always took the time to answer all my questions (repeatedly) until I understood, and Donna Bostock who led Team Rachel to victory.

Parent’s Names: Rhonda & Col
Hospital where your baby was born: RBWH – back transferred to Ipswich
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): Rachel
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2007 (transferred in 2008)
Length of stay: 21 days after back transfer
Baby’s gestation: 24wks + 2 days (39wks at transfer)
Your thank you message:
Thank you to the staff of the Ipswich SCN that cared for Rachel during her last few weeks before getting home. And for the ongoing support they have provided long after we took Rachel home



Parents Names: John and Rochelle
Hospital where your baby was born: Logan Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): Keegan
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 4 weeks
Babys gestation: 34 weeks
Your thank you message:
Just wanted to say a big thankyou to all the staff at the SCN at logan hospital, for looking after our little man, and all the support that we received during Keegans stay.

Parents Names: Rosemary and Tyronne
Hospital where your baby was born: Logan Hospital
State: Qld
Premmie baby’s name(s): Edana Margaret
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2006
Length of stay: 5 weeks
Babys gestation: 32 weeks
Your thank you message:
We would like to thank all the staff at Logan SCN for their help and care of our first daughter. We would like to give a special thanks to Dr Roylance and Debbie of SCN.

Parents Names: Tony and Jordan
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie baby’s name(s): Phoenix
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 5 Weeks
Babys gestation: 31 weeks
Your thank you message:
I would just like to that all the staff in the NICU/SCN, in particular, Belinda and Gail. You were all so great in what you do to keep our babies healthy and safe.

Parents Names: Serena and Jamie
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie baby’s name(s): Alexander and Kai
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 24 days
Babys gestation: 34 weeks
Your thank you message:
We would like to thank all the nurses and doctors in ICN and SCN for taking care of our little miracles (Identical twin boys), especially our little fighter Alexander who had a heart procedure and other complications. Special thanks to nurse Helen in ICN for your understanding and support of our situation. Our twins are now together at home and both doing well.

Parents Names: Paul and Christine
Hospital where your baby was born: The Townsville Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie baby’s name(s): Ethan Andrew
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 7 weeks and counting
Babys gestation: 25 weeks + 1 day
Your thank you message:
To all the team at Townsville NICU – you are our hero’s. You have given so much to us and anything we can say or do seems so trivial compared to what you have given us. You are our angels and you always will be. Thank you for Ethan’s gift of life.

Parents Names: Emily-Jean
Hospital where your baby was born: Townsville Base transferred Back to Mackay Base
State: QLD
Premmie baby’s name(s): Jazmyn Lucy-Alline
Premmie baby’s year of birth(s): 30/11/2007
Length of stay: 3 weeks & 6 days
Babys gestation: 30+5 weeks
Your thank you message:
I would like to thank all the staff at both hospitals for helping my little girl servive & for helping me get through the hardest time of my life.

Parents Names: Rosemary & Tyronne
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Nari Elizabeth
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 11 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 26+2 weeks
Your thank you message:
Would like to said thank you to all staff and doctor at MMH of all the work there did with Nari day in and out for the 11 weeks in the hospital

Parents Names: Amanda & Ben
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers, Brisbane
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Noah & Chloe
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 4 weeks (before being transfered back to Tassie)
Baby’s gestation: 30 + 4 weeks
Your thank you message:
A huge thank you to all the staff at the Mater who not only took the most amazing care of our twins, but where very supportive and almost another family for my husband and I as we where such a long way from home.
The care and compassion you bestowed upon our family will never be forgotten, thank you so much for our beautiful healthy babies

Parents Names: Nick & Maria
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Jack
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): August 2007
Length of stay: 126 days
Baby’s gestation: 30+1 weeks gestation
Your thank you message:
A heartfelt Thank you to all the Doctors, Staff, Nurses,Caregivers and even the janitor who you got to know on the long nights sitting next to our baby in the NICU and all who dedicate their knowledge to not only and job, but to saving the lives of all precious babies who come into the world earlier than they should.

Without the The Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at RBWH our precious baby would not have survived entering the world at 717grams.Our prays and baby’s life we handed over to the doctors and staff of RBWH and they did not fail us. A massive thank you to Dr Cartwright and all the doctors and staff who we bonded with and entrusted the care of our child to. Thank you so much for saving his precious life. Also, a massive thank you to all the doctors and surgeons over at the Royal Childrens Hospital for the miracles they performed.

Last but not least a mention needs to be made and thanks for the Ronald McDonald House next to RBWH for taking us in and providing a facility to call a home away from home for the manys months we stayed there. Definately the hardest moment in our lives was made a little easier with your support, care and understanding. We thank you for the gift you’ve given us.

Parents Names: Katy & Brendan
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Woman’s Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Myles
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 3 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 32+6 weeks
Your thank you message:
Thanks you all so so much for helping us get through it… i can’t find the words that can thanks to you all… every one of you do such a great job… and thanks to you all we have a healthly baby boy… thanks thanks thanks.

Parents Names: Tamika and Michael
Hospital where your baby was born: Logan
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Oliver
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 50 Days
Baby’s gestation: 31+4weeks
Your thank you message:
Without the love and support offered by the wonderful team in Logan SCN we wouldn’t have our beautiful and outgoing little boy, all of the nurses (that were more like his aunties) deserve the biggest thank you but a few that stood out in the crowd in getting Oliver home – Jan, Linda, Marika,Irene and Delwyn. Again Michael and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, Tamika.

Parents Names: Leon & Kelly
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Private Hospital – South Brisbane
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Ava Grace “Gracie”
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2007
Length of stay: 19 days
Baby’s gestation: 33+4 weeks
Your thank you message:
Thank you does not say nearly enough to those who cared so deeply and professionally for our little girl. You are all truly very special people but individual thanks to Annie Boath (Midwife) who was like a second Mum to me, Dr Glenn Gardener who is in my eyes – the BEST DOCTOR and to Dr Peter Gray who always impressed us with great news every day on her progress. We love you all…

Parents Names: Julian & Skye Brecciaroli
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Annabelle
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 7 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 29 weeks 4 days
Your thank you message: Thankyou to all the Dr’s and Nurses, you were all such a great support and helped us through what was a tough and long journey. You guys make it easier for us to come each day and be with our babies.

Parents Names: Ann Demaid
Hospital where your baby was born: Logan Hospital transferred to Mater Mothers NICU and back to Logan Hospital SCN
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Olivia
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 4.5 months
Baby’s gestation: 23+5 weeks
Your thank you message: We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at the Mater Mothers Hospital NICU and Logan Hospital SCN. Olivia will be one next month and without each and everyone of you special people and the wonderful work you do she wouldn’t be here, thank you soooooo much.

Parents Names: Shannon & Ruben
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Ryan
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 4 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 31+5 weeks
Your thank you message: I would like to thank all the doctors and nurses from NICU/SCN from the Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane. Thank you so much for everything you did for Ryan while he was in hospital. It was so comforting knowing he was in such great care when I had to leave him there every night for 4 weeks until I could bring him home.

Parents Names: Sally & Colin
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Womens Brisbane hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Breanna
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 12 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 25+2 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you to all the staff who helped look after our lil bright eyes, without the doctors and nurses she wouldn’t be here now. Not only did they take care of her but they gave me the confidence i needed to take care of such a tiny baby, the doctors answered my questions time and time again as did the nursing team.

Once again thank you all, you do such an amazing job that can’t be as easy as you make it look.

Parents Names: Courtney and Daniel
Hospital where your baby was born: Ipswich but transferred to Mater Mothers
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Jaxon
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2008
Length of stay: 96 days in ICN at Mater Mothers and 5 days in SCN at Ipswich General
Baby’s gestation: 24+5 weeks
Your thank you message: Daniel and I would like to say a huge thank you to all the nurses and doctors at Ipswich General Hospital for delivery our son Jaxon safely into the world and taking such good care of us …Without your support I don’t know how we would have made it through. To the nurses and doctors at Mater Mother’s your help and support will never be forgotten. Without you we wouldn’t have our precious son who turns 3 next month. I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Parents Names: Rosanna
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): James
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 116 days
Baby’s gestation: 28+1 weeks
Your thank you message: I would like to thank all the staff members at the RBWH for supporting me and my son while he was in hospital. James would have never made it in life without the support of the hospital.

Thanks to the staff at RBWH, James would no be here now thanks to the equipment, nurses and doctors 🙂

Parents Names: Candace and Sam
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Aaleyah
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 12 Weeks
Baby’s gestation: 29+1 weeks
Your thank you message: I would love to thank all the amazing staff who helped take care of Aaleyah, you were very supportive and kept me together i don’t know what i would of done without all of you, your kind words and friendliness made it a lot easier to sit at the hospital every day. I don’t think i could express how much we truly appreciate each and every one of you!

Parents Names: Andrew & Ke-ane
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Womens Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Eli Alexander
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 128 days
Baby’s gestation: 30+3 weeks
Your thank you message: Words will never express how grateful we are for all that was done to deliver our little man safely and then the care given to him so we could bring him home. Thank you again and again and again to all the nurses, doctors and staff at the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit for getting us through such a difficult time. Dr Donovan deserves a medal for his eternal patience and devotion to all those in his care!

Parents Names: Rachael and Rowan
Hospital where your baby was born: Mater Mothers Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Cate Natalia
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 2 weeks then ambulance to GC closer to home
Baby’s gestation: 33 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you to the Mater Mothers amazing staff for the every present professionalism, care and nurture of Cate (born 1325gms)and myself. Pre-eclampsia assisted in the Emergency C section, and although already in the hospital for a week of monitoring, the nurses (particularly the lovely Nurse Francis) kept me calm and focused on one step at a time. Our beautiful Cate is just as blissfully cheeky and enthralled in all activities that a 2 and a half year old would typically be in to. We are thankful every day for the Mater Mothers NICU team and nursing staff. Cate can yell through the house like the best of them – music to our ears.We could never forget the cute little lamb “baa” that we first heard from our Cate and her NICU neighbours.

Parents Names: Ben & Melissa
Hospital where your baby was born: Toowoomba Base Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Jackson
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2011
Length of stay: 3 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 36+3 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you so much to the wonderful staff of the Toowoomba Base Hospital SCN. Our little man may not have been as early as some of the others in the nursery, but he was quite small (4lb 10oz). Thank you all so much for the wonderful care of Jackson. We’ve been told he was quite the charmer in the nursery & was the only boy amongst several girls for a little while!

Parents Names: Stacie and Scott
Hospital where your baby was born: Toowoomba Base (then transferred to the Mater NICU)
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Madison
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2008
Length of stay: 3 weeks at the Mater then transferred to Toowoomba Base for a further 2 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 32+6 weeks
Your thank you message: To all the special care staff at the Toowoomba base we can’t thank you enough for your dedication and support throughout. To the neonatal intensive care and special care at the Mater children’s hospital we honestly don’t have the words or enough thankyou’s in the world for what you did for us and our baby girl, the toughest and scariest time of our life and you all just helped us cope that little bit better and the dedication to the little premmies born is amazing. So thank you we will be forever thankful. xoxox

Parents Names: Bec and Andrew
Hospital where your baby was born: RBWH
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Addison and Madelyne
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2011
Length of stay: 41 days
Baby’s gestation: 33+5 weeks
Your thank you message: Thank you very much to the staff in the GSNU. Without your professional assistance, Addison and Madelyne may have had a much rougher road! Thank you also for the support and guidance you showed both Andrew and myself…we greatly appreciate the time you took to ensure we left the unit as confident carers for our little gems. And one last THANK YOU for working so hard to transfer us so far home…contributing to our long awaited journey HOME!

Parents Names: Jackie Marshall
Hospital where your baby was born: Bundaberg Base Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Jaida L’Relle
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 2 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33weeks + 6days
Your thank you message: Thank you, thank you, thank you to the wonderful nurses that cared for Jaida when she was born. Thank you for giving her great care, both when she was born and when she came back from brisbane. You are wonderful people and made me feel ok about the whole process. Thank you for giving my baby girl a life!

Parents Names: Glen and Natasha
Hospital where your baby was born: Brisbane Mater Mothers
State: Queensland
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Keisha
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 2 months
Baby’s gestation: 31 weeks
Your thank you message: We would like to thank you for looking after our bub. You guys did such a great job not just with her but with also saving my life as well.. Thankyou so much for everything you did.

Parents Names: Peter and Robyn
Hospital where your baby was born: Redcliffe
State: Qld
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Charlie
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2010
Length of stay: 5 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33 weeks
Your thank you message: A big thank you for all the care and support provided. Without the love and comfort of all the doctors and nurses this journey would have been so much harder. Our little man has just turned two…he is just simply precious.

Parents Names: Claire and Nick
Hospital where your baby was born: Cairns Base Hospital
State: Qld
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Flynn Andrew
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2009
Length of stay: 4 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33 + 5 weeks
Your thank you message: To all the wonderful nurses at the Cairns Base Special Care Baby Unit. It is so appropriately named, because everyone there does take ‘special care’ and is special to us.

Parents Names: Kathleen
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s):  Ben & Sam
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 1991
Length of stay: 4 months
Baby’s gestation: 24+2 weeks
Your thank you message: Not a day goes past where my thoughts of greatfulness/thankfulness doesn’t go towards the wonderful doctors & nurses who gave my boys the best opportunity to survive & thrive in this life. My “miracle boys” turn 21 years old soon – both with fabulous quality of life! Ben is in the Fashion Industry & Sam is studying Paramedics. My heartfelt thanks to the Bundaberg Base Hospital & Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital – I’ll be forever in awe of your amazing caringness, skills & kindness. Thank you.

Parents Names: Chantelle & Dave
Hospital where your baby was born: Toowoomba Base Hospital
State: Queensland
Premmie Baby’s name(s):  Jhett
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2011
Length of stay: 5 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33 weeks
Your thank you message: A huge thank you to all the wonderful doctors, nurses and midwives that looked after our previous boy. Your patience and dedication to all the babies in the SCN is truly amazing. You will never be forgotten for all your hard work. Much love xx

Parents Names: Sandy Fishwick & Hayden Bayer
Hospital where your baby was born: Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Ahria Fallon Bayer and Leyla Mae Bayer
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2016
Length of stay: 4 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33w3d
Your thank you message: I want to thank the RBWH for everything they did for my very technical identical girl twins. They were 3pd when born and one was in icu. Your team took such good care of my family and my babes speedy recovery thanks to your hard work. Thank you, our twins are home and doing well weighing 7 pd 4.

Parents Names: Sandy Fishwick & Hayden Bayer
Hospital where your baby was born: Transferred to Bundaberg Base Hospital
State: QLD
Premmie Baby’s name(s): Ahria Fallon Bayer and Leyla Mae Bayer
Premmie Baby’s year of birth(s): 2016
Length of stay: 3 weeks
Baby’s gestation: 33w3d
Your thank you message: To Bundaberg Base SCN, thank you so much to the team at Bundaberg. I was scared and worried for my twins after our flight from Brisbane but your team was wonderful and made me feel so much more comfortable. A very effective medical and nursing team. Thank you to a nurse named Lyn and Ann, absolutely wonderful thank you.

 

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