The Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care is a specialised unit, where more than 600 premature newborns, neonates and critically ill infants with complex medical conditions, such as serious cardiac and surgical disorders are treated.
This specialised unit provides urgent life-saving care for infants across NSW, ACT and the Pacific Rim, some flown into the nursery within hours of birth. The Grace Centre is also the only accredited NIDCAP (Newborn Individualised Developmental Care and Assessment Program) training centre in Australia, leading the way in neonatal developmental care.
Race for Grace is the Grace Centre’s signature fundraising challenge and continues to raise much-needed funds for the department. In 2020, the 24-hour cycling event at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, turned virtual in response to COVID-19. Over 11 days in November, 127 supporters tackled 11 kms to raise $80,000 for a Dräger© Babytherm intensive care bed. The event was a huge success and clinicians were able to purchase this vital piece of equipment that’s currently saving little lives.
This year’s virtual challenge is bigger and better than ever before! We’re calling on families, kids and workplaces to challenge themselves in November and choose their 11 - walk 11 kms, swim 11 laps, 11 anything!
Register now and show your support #forsickkids. Your participation will help provide the extraordinary level of care these babies require.