Trish Lowe



I look on with admiration and joy at the provision of such unconditional love that I witness with every shift.

Trish Lowe

Trish works within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where the most vulnerable of human beings, newborns, arrive in crisis, battling to stay alive. She and the team care for infants ranging in age from 24-42 weeks gestation, who require intensive care and ongoing stabilisation and recuperation. On any given day her role extends from resuscitation of an infant due to deterioration, then stabilisation with respiratory support, intravenous fluids and medications, right through to solving a breast feeding problem for a mother, whose infant is now well enough to feed. Over time Trish establishes close bonds with the families and babies in her care, as they return post discharge for ongoing growth and development assessments. She also supports families through the grief of losing an infant and provides sensitive care which is vital, in order to help them form positive memories and process that event in some meaningful way. Trish witnesses what it means to love unconditionally, as parents grieve losses and celebrate successes, with no expectation of reciprocation.

Photographer: Diane Macdonald
Location: Sydney
Adele O'connell
21/7/2011 06:34:20 pm

knowing Trish VERy personally for all her life .. i know what a remarkable woman she is. how devoted she is to the little ones in her care but also
as a wonderful mum to her two beautiful girls.. very proud

23/7/2011 04:45:52 pm

I agree - the world is a better place with her in it.

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