In quarter of a century practising as a neonatal paediatrician, head of Wellington’s neonatal intensive care unit Vaughan Richardson has looked after well over 25,000 babies and, despite their critical needs and at times dire condition, he still takes time to cherish every one of his tiny patients.  “They’re like mushrooms, they grow,” says Dr Richardson about his patients. “They start here in a darker room and work their way up and then out. See how quiet it is and look how they all are, they’re lovely.”

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