When this baby is being transported to BC Women’s NICU from all corners of British Columbia, the single most critical piece of equipment is the Infant Transport Incubator System. This specialized incubator acts like a mini-intensive care unit on wheels or wings. It monitors vital signs, keeping babies’ bodies warm and protecting their paper-thin skin from the elements.
All neonatal intensive care equipment is specialized to care for babies in distress, but Infant Transport equipment is specifically designed to perform in a cramped, fast-moving ambulance, jet or helicopter. When new equipment was needed, the community responded.
BC Women’s Health Foundation received gifts at their annual GLOW gala in 2015. Representatives from The Highbury Foundation, The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family and the Mackay Family all raised their hands at GLOW to donate $50,000 each, to purchase an Infant Transport Incubator.
With the support of these caring donors and others, BC Women’s continues to offer the highest quality equipment needed to keep every baby safe on the most important journey of their lives.
Learn about the vital equipment we’re funding next.