Women & Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) is the independent research institution & charity based at King Edward Memorial Hospital. WIRF highlighted the desperate situation some families find themselves in when an emergency health issue presents during pregnancy.
WA Charity Direct are happy to provide emergency relief to Mums whose lives have been thrown into disarray through serious health issues relating to their pregnancy. Pregnant women often arrive in Perth in emergency situations needing healthcare for themselves or sick newborns for several weeks and sometimes months. This fund supports disadvantaged families by helping to alleviate some of the financial burdens/worries experienced in being away from home. The fund can help by providing short term accommodation allowing families to be together in a time of crisis, assistance with travel costs, food and urgent clothing/baby equipment.