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Target set for the VHI Women's Mini Marathon 2017! Help us over our Fundraising Finish Line!

This year we hope to raise the €16K needed to purchase a much needed Giraffe Incubator Carestation for the National Maternity Hospital.

Combining innovative technology with exceptional thermal performance, the Giraffe Incubator Carestation is a state-of-the-art neonatal environment that promotes natural, peaceful healing, while fostering a close bond between families and their babies—allowing them to be present for every step of the journey. Additionally, physicians have improved access to their smallest patients, giving them a better chance at providing successful treatment, the very first time around.

Diego Gonzalez & Marta Blanco donate €6250 to the NMH Foundation.

We were thrilled to have a visit from Diego Gonzalez & Marta Blanco today who brought their beautiful baby Martina back to Unit 8 where she spent two weeks. Diego and Marta donated an astounding €6250 to the NMH Foundation and we are incredibly grateful.

Diego says: Myself and my wife Marta have been supporting the NMH Foundation since the end of last year. The reason behind is that we are extremely grateful for the level of care and support given to our little baby Martina... (Baby Blanco). 5 and 1/2 weeks premature and with a weight of 1.56kg she was at Unit 8 for nearly two weeks. Every single person that crossed our path at the NMH was really nice, thoughtful and supportive. Little we knew that our Doctor, Dr.Declan Keane and his assistant, Catherine Madden, were only the tip of the iceberg. They were the first ones to reassure us and to make us feel that we were in good hands, but all nurses and midwifes were exceptionally kind with us as well.

Thank you so much Diego, Marta and Martina!

The Rothar Cycling Club's 4th annual 100km Charity Cycle in support of the NMH Foundation!

We are delighted to announce that the Rothar Cycling Club's 4th annual 100km Charity Cycle will this year support Ronald McDonald House, The NMH Foundation and The Neo Natal Unit UCHG.

Thank you so much to all involved for this incredible support!

The National Maternity Hospital awarded Maternity Hospital of the Year 2017!

We are delighted to announce that the National Maternity Hospital was awarded Maternity Hospital of the Year 2017!

Congratulations and a big 'Thank You' to all who were involved in compiling the paperwork involved in the application,especially Luke Feeney and Geraldine McGuire. A huge achievement for the NMH!

Steven de Korte will walk from Tipperary to London for Ava's Fund.

Two of our amazing supporters Steven & Sarah Dekorte, have been supporting the NMH Foundation in the most incredible way since losing their baby daughter Ava in 2015 and they are now embarking on a new challenge - Steven is making his way from Newport to London raising funds for the NMH Foundation. Check out his incredible plans by clicking on their photo to the left.

Please support Steven de Korte as he walks from Tipperary to London in support of the NMH Foundation in memory of his beautiful daughter Ava.

The Triggs Family raise €5765 for the NMH NICU!

We were delighted to have the Triggs Family stop by in February to announce the winners of their raffle. The lucky winners Jenni Redmond & Ann O'Brien got to see Ireland vs France in the Aviva Stadium.

The Triggs Family have raised an astounding €5765 altogether for the NICU in the NMH. We would like to thank them so much for this amazing achievement & for all their kindness & generosity at a difficult time. It has been a pleasure to get to know them.

Molly Midleton invites some fairies into the NMH with her parents Bethan & Marcus!

We would like to say to say a huge thank you to Molly Middleton and her Mum & Dad: Bethan & Marcus. They were in touch with a very special message last week:

My name is Molly and I am about to have my first Birthday. When I was born, I was very poorly and I had to spend a month in ICU before I was well enough to go home. My mummy and I have been trying to think of a gift to show how much we appreciate the amazing work you ALL do there in Holles Street. We have a gift to give to all the Doctors, nurses, all the new tiny unwell babies and their families.

This gift was a special donation from the Irish Fairy Door Company who delivered 20 doors to brighten the National Maternity Hospital & spread a little magic throughout! Thank you to Molly, Bethan & Marcus and the Irish Fairy Door Company for this very thoughtful gift

Denise & Nigel Black raise funds for a new cuddle cot for the NMH.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Nigel & Denise Black pictured here with NMH Bereavement Midwife Sarah Cullen. In Memory of their daughter Sophie Rose, Denise and Nigel Black raised funds for a Cuddle Cot for the National Maternity Hospital.

Following the success of their Summer Party on October 15th 2016 at the Clayton Hotel N32 Denise and Nigel Black successfully raised funds for a new cuddle cot for the National Maternity Hospital.

We are so grateful to them both and all their friends and family who helped to make it a very special night.

The Bord na Mona New Business Club donates €10k to the NMH Foundation.

A decision was taken to wind up the Bord na Mona New Business Club and to  disperse remaining proceeds to various charities and the NMH Foundationwas one of the charities that was chosen. This presentation took place in The Tullamore Court Hotel recently.

 Photo on Left: Group photo of the Committee of the Bord na Mona New Business Club on the occasion of the presentation of a cheque to Christine Flanagan, representing the NMH Foundation. This presentation took place in the Tullamore Court Hotel recently.

Photo on Right: Chairperson of the Bord na Mona New Business Club Rita Bennett making a presentation to Christine Flanagan (NMH Holles St.) in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

We would like to thank the Committee of the Bord na Mona New Business Club for this incredibly generous donation as well as Mr. Hugh Collins. This contribution will make a considerable difference to helping us to support and care for our patients and to give our babies the very best start we can.

70 Breast Pumps are purchased for Holles Street Mothers by the NMH Foundation.

We are very excited to announce that the NMH Foundation has purchased 70 Breast Pumps for our Holles Street Mothers! Working very closely with the NMH Social Work Department & because of the support of WaterWipes and all of our donors & Community Fundraisers throughout Prematurity Awareness Month in November '16 we have been able to purchase these much needed items. We know that these pumps will make life a little less stressful for our Holles Street Mothers.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who baked, swam, text to donate or even purchased WaterWipes in November '16. We also want to thank all of our Medical Social Workers here in the NMH - they are a bit camera shy, so we've no pics of them but their hard work is much appreciated.

5 Parking Passes purchased by the NMH Foundation as part of a new Parent Services Initiative.

In 2016 we were delighted to announce that because of the generosity of our donors we were able to purchase 5 parking passes for our Holles Street Parents as part of an NMH Foundation initiative supporting Parent Services. Working with the Social Work Department the Foundation will now be developing more ways to support our Parents. We hope to purchase more of these passes this year!

As part of our World Prematurity Month Series of Events 2017 we are asking our fundraisers around the country to host their own event in support of Parent Services. Go purple this November in support of Holles Street Parents and Babies! For more information please email us at foundation@nmh.ie.

Sara Beale & Friends host a Valentines Baby Party!

We want to say a huge thank you to Sara & Cathal Beale who raised over €200 at their Valentines Coffee Morning in support of Parent Services at the NMH Foundation.

Sara and her sister Nycola Hillis as well as their supportive Mam Phil & many aunties, cousins and friends have been supporting the NMH for a long time and we are very grateful to them all!

The First MRI Scan takes place at the NMH!

We are delighted to announce that the first MRI scan was performed here at the NMH, Holles Street in September 2016. This was a historic moment for the NMH, our supporters and major donors - to have our own MRI Scanner is a first for any maternity hospital in the State! From now on, very sick and premature babies no longer need to be transported across the city for vital, lifesaving scans! The NMH Foundation is now focused on raising funds for a new transport incubator, which will help bring our sick babies on the critical journey from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to the new MRI Scanner. Thank you for your ongoing support!