The Neonatal Intensive and Special Care units at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children support and participate in research. Past research has improved both survival rates and the quality of life of premature and sick newborns in NICUs around the world. Research continues to assists us in providing your baby world class medical and nursing care throughout their journey in the NICU.
All research undertaken within the NICU has the approval of the ACT Human Ethics Committee and is overseen by the Neonatal Academia and Research Group. We participate in all types of research from trialling new equipment and drugs to surveying parents to learn from their experience in our unit.
During your baby’s admission to the Neonatal Unit you may be asked if she or he can take part in one or more of these studies. We will provide you with information about the study and you can ask to talk to the research team. If you are considering allowing your baby to participate in a clinical trial, please feel free to ask any questions or bring up any issues at any time.
All research is voluntary and you have the choice to say yes or no. We understand this is a very stressful time for your family, if you decide to say no, it will not affect your baby's care in any way. We invite you to become part of our team working towards a better life for all the babies we care for in our unit now and in the future.
For more information please contact:
Neonatal Research Nurse
Phone: (02) 6174 7570