The Robert Burns International Foundation has been supporting the Premature Baby Unit of the Péterfy Sándor Utca Hospital for many years.
This assistance has enabled the doctors and nurses to care for their patients in a safer manner, greatly facilitating their day-to-day work. The neonatal wing is run by Dr Gábor Baross, who with the support of his team can deal with anything between 500 and 600 premature babies every year with a maximum capacity to accommodate 20 to 30 babies at any one time.
This year, Dr. Gábor Boross asked if we could finance the cost of two new baby incubators.
The incubators are an essential tool for the care of premature babies. Babies born prematurely can sometimes spend weeks or months in an incubator, and the environment they provide is extremely important.
“On average, we care for 4,500 premature, sick newborns every year. The vast majority of them are cared for in incubators for varying lengths of time. The department’s
incubator fleet is ageing, and most of them are more than 8-10 years old. In many cases, these old units make it difficult to provide the right environment for premature babies (ideal temperature and humidity, low noise level, etc.). For example, a noisy incubator can even lead to hearing loss in premature babies in the long term.
This is why the Foundation’s donation of two new, efficient and quiet incubators is crucially important to our work.
On behalf of myself and my little patients, thank you for your generous support”
Dr. Gábor Boross