Calgary Health Trust

The investment that we make in the NICU today, is an investment that we are making for the next 60, 70 or 80 years.

The moment your newborn baby is placed in your arms for the very first time is a moment of overwhelming joy. But some babies have to spend their first moments, days, or even months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Nationally, 1 in 10 newborns require NICU care. In Southern Alberta, it is 1 in 8. Your support of the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery will help us ensure that these newborns receive the best care possible.

Calgary Health Trust is investing in a transformative approach to newborn health, aiming to create world-class care from preconception through to prenatal and postnatal care, making a lifetime of difference. Our goal is to ensure that each child’s vital first moments of life set them down the right path for the healthiest possible future.

That’s why we are redeveloping the NICU at Foothills Hospital. The vision will create a hybrid model for care to ensure each baby is cared for in the best setting for their unique and complex needs. The new space will also be more conducive to a program called Family Integrated Care, which helps integrate parents into the care for their baby during their stay in the NICU and better prepares them to take their baby home.

Thank you for supporting Calgary Health Trust through the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery.

Together, we’re working towards a future where every family hears the words...

“You can take your baby home today.”