Since her own experience at the RHW, Harriet Waugh has committed herself to giving back to the hospital that supported her family, stating “I’m a strong believer in the importance of women caring for other women and their babies and I am tremendously humbled by the generosity of the community, and their willingness to get behind such a remarkable cause. It’s an honour to contribute to the important work of Royal Hospital for Women.”
The Ladies’ Luncheon is making headway in how women and their babies are being cared for at The Royal , with multiple equipment purchases over recent years enabling exemplary care.
Following on from the success of last year, the Ladies’ Luncheon is looking to raise a staggering $200,000 in November, with this year's funds contributing towards a first-of-its-kind early discharge project for the NICU. This new model of care, new to Australia, will allow babies and their families to be discharged faster and monitored at home using integrated technology such as an iPad, an app and direct data feed through to clinicians at the Hospital. As well as allowing families to settle in at home more quickly, this in turn will alleviate capacity concerns, creating greater capacity for up to 120 more babies to be cared for each year at The Royal's NICU.
Thank you for helping us send premature babies home earlier from The Royal.
Take a look at the highlights from last year's Ladies Lunch below.