King Edward Memorial Hospital encouraging mothers with babies associated with hospital to take part in Honour Wall project


Jennifer Bulloch and her daughter Hayley, who was born premature at KEMH.
Jennifer Bulloch and her daughter Hayley, who was born premature at KEMH.

KING Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) is encouraging mothers who gave birth or had their baby treated at the hospital to take part in the Honour Wall project.

The project, which raises money for the Women’s and Infants Research Foundation, commemorates the journey of mothers and their premature babies.

Jennifer Bulloch took part in the project recently after giving birth to her premature daughter, Hayley.

She said she wanted to support the research being conducted at the hospital to prevent pre-term birth.

“My little miracle Hayley was born at 24 weeks and five days, weighing in at only 740g,” she said.

“She spend the first 98 days of her life in KEMH requiring help with her breathing. She also had all the usual premmie problems involving her weight, feeding, retinotherapy, blood transfusions and virus issues.

“We know how fortunate we are to have Hayley. Our outlook on babies, pregnancy and the importance of pre-term birth had changed because we know these cannot be taken for granted.”

More than 550 mothers and babies have taken part in the Honour Wall, which was officially opened on World Prematurity Day 2016

For an opportunity to take part in the project, visit the Honour Wall website before the final close date of February 3.