Former NICU patient Lachlan has sneak peek into new Monash Children’s Hospital
Former Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient, Lachlan Bertelsen and his mum, Danielle had a sneak peek into the new Monash Children’s Hospital NICU recently, along with Channel 9 News.
Lachlan Bertelsen was born at 25 weeks, weighing just 635 grams and spent the first 12 months of life in NICU. At the time doctors gave him a fifty per cent chance of survival.
Lachlan is now a health four-year-old, and he came back for a visit to see the new NICU due to open progressively to patients in April.
Mum Danielle Brocklehurst said the new hospital was a wonderful space for families and patients.
“This is fantastic for Victoria and a beautiful new hospital for all the babies that will be born prem,’” Danielle said.
The existing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monash Medical Centre, which was built in the 1980s, is Victoria’s busiest, caring for more babies than ever before.
The new NICU is bright and spacious and equipped with the latest technology to provide the best care.