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Maternity/ Child ward at hospital upgrading infant warmers

PHOTO. Supplied: NLHF.

The Northern Lights Regional Hospital is getting new infant warmers and resuscitation units, thanks to Pembina Pipeline Corporation.

Pembina Pipeline has donated $100,000 to the Northern Lights Health Foundation (NLHF) to advance infant care.

“The new standard for infant care is the Panda iRes Baby Warmer units,” said Juanita Pilgrim, Manager of Maternity and Pediatrics. “Newborns are placed in the unit for weighing, monitoring, and medical interventions and they provide technology to ensure local level 1 special care for pre-term infants. This means that we can provide care for babies who are born as early as 35 weeks gestation, and who require extra supports including respiratory (breathing) support, intravenous (IV) therapy, and other types of specialized newborn care.”

Over the past few years, the ward has seen a number of upgrades that will enhance the care for both pre-term and post-delivery patients.