Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust donation benefits babies at Waikato Hospital

As a co-operative, we share a focus to deliver a world leading infant formula to families around the world. Our commitment to families begins in the hearts, homes and farms of the people who generate our premium dairy goat milk – our shareholders.

Waikato Hospital’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) has an additional Giraffe Warmer unit for pre-term babies thanks to a donation from the Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust.

Giraffe warmers are used for pre-term or late pre-term babies. They provide a high tech healing environment that is warm and comfortable, with easy access and visibility for parents and staff.

Women’s & Child Health service manager Christine Woolerton said “the donation of $23,100 will benefit one hundred of the sickest children in NICU over the next 12 months”.

“The new Giraffe warmer is highly portable and easier to move around than previous models, enabling NICU to transport babies to the operating theatre or collect babies from the emergency department, which is a distance from NICU.”

Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust chairperson Nicola Locke said the Trust and the Dairy Goat Co-operative are committed to nourishing and caring for families and future generations. “This donation fits well with our purpose and will deliver real benefits to the local and wider community.”