Since April 2010 the newborn emergency transport service has been operative in Turin and surrounding areas.
The operative headquarters are based at Sant’Anna Hospital NICU.
Fondazione Crescere Insieme and Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori sponsored this initiative donating two equipped ambulances so to start the Service.
The logo of the Service has been designed by Master Ugo Nespolo and illustrate a lion, named AMBULEO, carrying a lion cub.
In 2011 the new newborn care area/middle intensive area of Sant’Anna Hospital NICU was inaugurated. 170 square meters dedicated to newborn nest and middle intensive are where we take care of healthy newborns or those with minor health problems (jaundice, moderate respiratory distress, breast-feeding support and training).
The ward is energy self-sufficient thanks to a photovoltaic plant placed on the roof of the Hospital.
In 2015 the Foundation together with Compagnia di San Paolo built the new Breast Unit, equipped with 14 beds for hospitalization of patients suffering from breast cancer.
The facility has been designed in order to create an innovative management model able to integrate the needed paths for the identification and treatment of breast cancer and to operate 1200 new cases a year.
9th May 2016 the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been inaugurated. 850 square meters divided in 2 areas:
10 places of Intensive Care
20 places of Sub-Intensive Care and Neonatal Pathology
The Ward is open to parents of hospitalized children 24 hours a day and has a Family Room where, beside a complete Intensive Care place for the infant, there is also a bed and bathroom for parents.
Doctors and nurses working at neonatal intensive care unit have to be gifted with an enormous energy and a huge heart in addition to professional skills. Unexpected events and emergencies are everyday occurrences. They face daily the difficulties that newborns could have, even the littlest or the ones in the most serious conditions. The challenge is not only to save a life, but also to let them have the best possible quality of life.
Often the staff works overtime and in addition to infants, they have to take care also of parents, whose presence in the ward is decisive for a better evolution of the prognosis.
Several International Studies and Researches, that have involved the Foundation, are currently underway – or have just been completed such as:
Multicenter study whose goal is to evaluate whether and how the organization and type of medical nursing care influence clinical outcomes in infants weighting less than 1500 grams.
International multicenter Phase 2b study of prophylaxis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections in premature infants through ant-RSV monoclonal antibodies.
International multicenter study evaluating the effects of a milk hydrolysed proteins based formula for the prevention of atopic dermatitis.
International multicenter randomized study evaluating whether the administration of a medicine (allopurinol) associated to the hypothermia standard treatment can reduce the incidence of death and severe neurological damage in infants with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
International multicenter randomized study on the use of SHP-607 (IGF-1) investigational drug to reduce the incidence of broncho dysplasia, intraventricular hemorrhage and retinopathy in extremely preterm infants.
Multicenter prospective study to estimate the impact of risk factors and the consequences of systemic Candida infections on newborns and nursing infants with acute surgical pathology.
International multicenter randomized double-blind phase 2b and 3 studies of prophylaxis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections in healthy term infants through ant-RSV monoclonal antibodies.
International multicenter study of prophylaxis of neonatal infection, with Lactoferrin.