Wellington Scoop

Gift of manikins to help save tiny lives

Press Release – Capital and Coast
New cutting edge training manikins are helping Wellington doctors and nurses hone their resuscitation skills and save tiny lives.

The ‘Premature Anne’ is a state-of-the-art, realistically-proportioned, 25-week premature manikin designed to be used in simulation training.

Two models – worth a combined total of almost $9000 – were recently donated to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Wellington Regional Hospital.

They were gifted by the Neonatal Trust with funds from the 2017 New Zealand Financial Markets Association (NZFMA) Thomson Reuters Charity Golf Classic.

Wellington’s NICU cares for more than 1100 neonatal babies each year – some as small as 500g, the equivalent of a block of butter – and having these manikins to train with will help doctors and nurses give these babies an even better fighting chance.

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