5 gifts bringing happiness to the children treated at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR)’s smallest patients benefited from a huge boost of support! A hospital visit can be a stressful experience for young patients, so providing them with a supportive environment is crucial.

Sandra, chef de l’unité de pédiatrie, Geneviève, infirmière, Nathalie, assistante au supérieur immédiat, Rebecca, infirmière

Sandra, chef de l’unité de pédiatrie, Geneviève, infirmière, Nathalie, assistante au supérieur immédiat, Rebecca, infirmière

Thanks to your donations, the HMR’s neonatal and pediatric departments have more resources to ensure the comfort, safety, and happiness of their newborns.  Discover them.

1. Time flies faster with board games

The Pediatrics team thanks the Starlight Children's Foundation for providing board games that help our little patients take their minds off their worries . Board games like Mmm! and Wonderzoo were added to the department’s collection.


2. Stryker beds: A smooth transition for premature babies

Lit Stryker

The addition of 8 new Stryker beds in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a big plus. This state-of-the-art bed allows a smooth transition between the incubator—an obligatory step for all premature babies—and the classic bed. Such a transition occurs when the infant is close to going home.

The height of the beds is adjustable, reducing the risk of falls and helping to provide safe care for the newborn: a clear positive for both parents and the health care team.

Furthermore, the bed can be moved easily, so it can stay close to the mother should she need to be hospitalized.

Finally, the bed sports an integrated storage space, which can be used to keep the personal effects of newborns safe from dust and unnecessary handling, greatly reducing the risk of infection.

Livres offerts à la pédiatrie de l'HMR3. Comforting, bond-building books

Thanks to the pediatric team's participation in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, parents have great stories to share with their newborn babies.

The books, Mon p’tit bout de chou, Dix petits orteils, Au dodo, mon coco!, Bonne nuit, je t’aime! and Mon amour pour toujours, have been purchased and added to the department’s library. Each child returns home with his or her book.

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4. Pins and bread ties transformed into nursing pillows and pyjamas

Raynald Arsenault and Lucie Majort collect the pull-tabs on cans and bread ties, then resell them. Over the years, this fundraising has become a staple, enabling the purchase of many pieces of equipment for the children treated at the HMR!

With the funds raised, Raynald and Lucie generously donated six nursing pillows, allowing our little patients and their mothers to be as comfortable as possible when the time comes to regain strength! A big thank you to Geneviève and Elliot for taking the time to pose for a picture!

Geneviève Lallier et Elliot

Geneviève Lallier, with her son Elliot

Raynald Arsenault et Lucie Majort

Raynald Arsenault and Lucie Majort

Raynald and Lucie's attachment to HMR’s little patients is so great that in addition to the nursing pillows, they also donated several pyjamas to the department. 

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Lit Panda5. Panda beds: Vital for COVID-positive moms

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of two donors, Kira Zoellner and Patrick Boulé, who are parents to a premature child born at the HMR, and the funds raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, the neonatal department was able to acquire 3 Panda beds. These beds, equipped with the latest technology, help to provide emergency treatment to newborns.

The Panda beds, together with the Stryker beds, have enabled the HMR’s teams to better manage the pandemic. For one, it made it possible to add a bed to an operating room dedicated to cesarian sections of expectant mothers tested positive for COVID-19, which facilitates movement between cold areas and hot areas.

Other Panda beds, are used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or in the delivery room for the care of twins, or in the postpartum ward when a newborn must be isolated with his mother.

In short, this equipment represents an important addition to the department’s incubator fleet and is greatly appreciated by the health care team and families.

You can also contribute to the well-being of the children who are treated at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont and become a source of healing and comfort.

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