Gift funds new neonatal beds at Children's Hospital
A $5-million donation from a Calgary family is helping to fund a major expansion of neonatal intensive care unit beds at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
"While these new beds will improve care, reduce transfers and provide better access to specialists, the most important need they fulfill is allowing Alberta families to remain closer together during these critical times in a newborn’s life," she said.
Heather and N. Murray Edwards made the donation through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation for the project, which is pegged to cost $8.5-million in total.
The new beds will increase Level 3 NICU capacity — designed to care for the sickest and most critically ill newborns — by 56 per cent, the province said.
The new unit will be named the Edwards Family NICU.