Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:30 pm ·  0 Comments
By Paul McIvor
In partnership with the Oakville Hospital Foundation (OHF), we celebrated the official installation of its Sky of Stars Baby Wall Program from the hospital at 327 Reynolds Street to the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH). The Sky of Stars Baby Wall is a whimsical scene of a starlit night sky that was originally created at the old hospital to provide parents and families a way to commemorate the birth of their child or loved one.
For a minimum donation of $150, individuals can purchase a star for this wall, engraved with their baby’s name and birth date to light up this magical sky. In addition to creating a very special legacy for their child, it is a great opportunity for families to give back by supporting the Maternal Child Program.
Since the launch of this fundraising program on March 19, 2004, this enchanted sky has accumulated 300 gold stars, each one named in honour of a baby born at the old OTMH. The proceeds from the Sky of Stars Program support the purchase of the equipment and educational materials required in our program to provide high quality family-centered care for mothers, infants, and children within our community.
While all births are miraculous, we have had some key births that we have the distinct opportunity of celebrating, each one representing a key milestone in the history of OTMH. – Denise Hardenne – President and CEO, Halton Healthcare Services
Babies who were born at old OTMH are designated with gold stars on the new baby wall while those born at the new hospital receive silver stars.
On February 16, 2016 Halton Healthcare installed the stars for the first and last baby born at the hospital at 327 Reynolds Street and the star for the first baby born at the new hospital. These special guests included:
The Maternal Child Program has had the privilege of providing care for over 2,200 new mothers, infants and their families, and for 900 paediatric patients and families each year.
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