Irish Neonatal Health Alliance

Bray, Wicklow
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About this group

The INHA is a registered charity supporting families affected by premature birth in Ireland. We are the first organisation to facilitate a multi-disciplinary platform for all stakeholders in the neonatal field to collaborate. Collectively we work towards improving and standardising care, supporting and educating families with babies in the NICU, educating Neonatal staff and improving longterm outcomes for the 4500 babies born too early, too small and too sick in Ireland each year.

Reasons to support this group

  • Over 4500 babies are born too early, too small and too sick in Ireland each year. Preterm birth can have lifelong consequences for the infant and his family and the work of the INHA-: Supports families through a comprehensive web page. Provides a family forum with direct access to healthcare professionals. Runs education workshops for families to enable them to support their babies.
  • The INHA works to standardise care across the country regardless of where an infant is born. We will be launching Standards of Care For Newborn Infants at the EU Parliament on Nov 28th, the first such standards of this nature in the neonatal field and which will improve outcomes for all babies born too soon.
  • The INHA raises public awareness about preterm birth through its community projects ie Wedding Dresses to Angel Gowns, Incubator Covers and Knit for NICUs. On World Prematurity Day Nov 17th we illuminate Irish landmarks in purple light and we highlight the issue of preterm birth in the media . We have been successful in securing funding for a 24 hour Neonatal Transport Service, overseen the first Model of Care for Neonatal Services and engage in many research projects in Ireland and abroad.