Special Care Baby Unit staff at Rotorua Hospital, are keen to celebrate premature babies and raise awareness of the challenges families face by recognising World Prematurity Day on Monday 17 November.

The team is encouraging families of premature babies cared for at Rotorua Hospital to send photos of their children to decorate a tree outside SCBU. They are also planning to decorate the tree with little booties, baby photos, purple yarn bombing and lights. The team is collectively knitting a purple scarf and making pompoms to decorate the tree and they will also wear purple on the day.

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