Thank U NICU Day: Joondalup Health Campus celebrates with morning tea


Clinical nurse manager Tracey Downes with nurse Cheryl Bushney, Foundation volunteer Phee Grimston and nurse Elayne Downie.
Clinical nurse manager Tracey Downes with nurse Cheryl Bushney, Foundation volunteer Phee Grimston and nurse Elayne Downie.

AS part of a national ‘Thank U NICU Day’, the Miracle Babies Foundation treated special care nursery staff at Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) to a morning tea recently.

For more than a decade the foundation has provided resources and funding for equipment and research, supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

Volunteer Phee Grimston delivered the morning tea on November 8 to thank JHC staff who helped families of babies challenged by premature births or sickness.

Her son Tristan was born in Brisbane in 2013 with bacterial meningitis, requiring special nursery care, and had contracted the disease on further occasions.

She discovered Miracle Babies when she moved to Perth and now volunteers at the Joondalup nurture group, where children such as Tristan can play in a safe environment and enjoy fun activities as well as give support to other families.

“On behalf of all the families of miracle babies, I would like to say ‘Thank U’ to all the special and amazing Special Care Nursery staff here at Joondalup Health Campus who help us through some of the toughest days and weeks of our lives,” she said.