Special Baby Unit

We are so excited to announce our latest project at Dreamland Mission Hospital.

We are looking to build a Special Baby Unit to cater for the growing needs of the community we serve. DMH has gone from performing 4-5 deliveries per month to up to 120 per month. 

Currently, babies that are born prematurely or who have difficulty breathing have to be referred to another hospital. The journey to this hospital can be up to 3 hours long on very poor roads. Sadly some babies are not healthy enough to make this journey. 

We want to change this and develop a Special Baby Unit to care for these babies that need extra attention. 

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Thanks to generous donors we have enough money to make a start on Phase 1.

Phase 1

The project is split into two phases. Phase one involves the renovation of a pre existing building as well as the purchase of equipment.

This unit would provide incubators, oxygen and monitoring for premature babies and babies who have difficulty breathing after birth. DMH would become a referral centre for all the local health facilities and provide the services free of charge to the families. We can do this by working with the government insurance scheme and the hospital will not charge the families an addition to the insurance rebate.  The building being renovated is a large bungalow that was the original building on the dreamland site. It can’t be knocked down but it can be fully renovated to provide an excellent building for this service, it is well positioned next to maternity and near theatre. The bungalow was the original dispensary, it then became over flow school accommodation for the primary school behind the hospital and now is empty as the school has new dormitories.

Total needed for Phase 1

£

Total raised so far

£

The Timeline

April 2022

Begin renovation of the bungalow, for the Special Baby Unit.

July 2022

Complete renovation of the bungalow, ready for equipment to arrive.

August 2022

Receive equipment for the Special Baby Unit before August.

October 2022

Begin phase 2, the construction of the theatre.

October 2023

Complete phase 2, theatre will be ready to recieve equipment.

Our Shopping List

As you can imagine there is a lot of equipment needed to fully kit out our Special Baby Unit. The list below gives a few items that are needed and their representative costs. If you feel that you can donate the equivalent of one or more of these items please click the button underneath the amount you wish to donate, you can then complete your donation by using the form on the right hand side of this page.

Set of Bedding

£10

Maternity Pack

£10

Locally Made Furniture

£25

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Paint for a Wall

£50

Nurses' Station Furniture

£100

(locally made)

Cot

£200

Portable Oxygen and Heart Rate Monitor

£300

Reconditioned Oxygen Generator

£500

Incubator

£4000

Phase 2

Phase 2 involves the construction of a new operating theatre to cater to the growing needs of DMH. The operations we provide at DMH are unique in our area and life changing for the children and patients involved. At the moment there is huge demand for our one main operating theatre. This poses a significant problem for maternity services, if a mother arrives and requires emergancy theatre treatment while another surgery is being conducted then the hospital either has to refer the patient or manage the patient in the eye theatre which may not be fully ready for what is needed.

A specially designed theatre block will mean that we have 3 theatre rooms and 2 recovery areas, allowing us always to have a theatre available in case an emergency maternity case arrives. Phase 2 is just the construction of a new theatre block Phase 3 of the project will include the equipment involved, we will provide more details on this in the near future.

Total needed for Phase 2

£

Total raised so far

£

The Timeline

April 2022

Begin renovation of the bungalow, for the Special Baby Unit.

July 2022

Complete renovation of the bungalow, ready for equipment to arrive.

August 2022

Receive equipment for the Special Baby Unit before August.

October 2022

Begin phase 2, the construction of the theatre.

October 2023

Complete phase 2, theatre will be ready to recieve equipment.