Mayflies Circle of Life

Mayflies might have only one day to live, but they enjoy every moment, embrace every opportunity and have very fulfilling lives.

We’d like to acknowledge the significant impact of Rebecca May’s compassion and idea to create the Mayfly Room at the WCH.

Rebecca, a Registered Nurse at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) recognised the need to provide families experiencing the loss of a baby with a private, home-like, non-clinical environment for them to spend time together throughout the palliative and end of life care process.

The room was developed with a grant received from the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, we have committed to providing ongoing stocking of food and drink supplies, meal service and items to assist with memory making and supporting the families, including grief and bereavement books for siblings.

Find out more about Rebecca and her work in the NICU.

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