East Grampians Health Service has received a vital piece of equipment through the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, which will be used in paediatric surgery.
The aim of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation is to provide essential paediatric medical equipment to hospitals and health services across Australia for the prevention or control of disease in children.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation has been delivering vital equipment to hospitals for more than 30 years with the support of individuals and corporate partners.
This year EGHS received a Connex Vital Signs Monitor from donor, Kennards Hire, through the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.
Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat surgery is regularly conducted at EGHS and children need to be monitored very closely post-operatively.
“Previously EGHS only had monitors designed for adults so the new monitor, which is specifically for the use of paediatric patients, will be of great benefit,” EGHS chief executive Andrew Freeman said.
“The inpatient unit also admits paediatric patients for a variety of medical conditions through the year, so the availability of an extra monitor will also be beneficial for the department.”
The Connex Vital Signs Monitor allows accurate assessment of vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels in the paediatric setting.
“We are very grateful to the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and for the generosity of the donor of this equipment, Kennards Hire,” Mr Freeman said.
“The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is a wonderful supporter of rural hospitals and ensuring we have the most up-to-date equipment to be used in the treatment of babies and children.”