Liverpool Hospital is set to benefit from the donation of a SenTec Digital Monitoring System for the Neonatal Intensive Care from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.
The portable and user-friendly machine, valued at $25,070, continuously monitors the amount of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream of dangerously ill children suffering severe breathing problems and eliminates the need for frequent invasive blood testing. It also provides continuous charting of CO2 levels and monitors any changes.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Redsbaby have also donated a Panda Neonatal Resuscitaire Unit for the Fairfield Hospital maternity unit.
The unit, valued at $32,500, provides infants with a purpose-built examination bed and includes a warmer and special monitoring devices for treating critically ill babies.
"It is with thanks to the generosity of Australian donors that the Humpty Dumpty Foundation can urgently respond to the pleas from the frontline and make a real difference to hospitals and healthcare services across Australia," Founder and Executive Chairman of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Paul Francis said.
"Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare services need Humpty's help and it is important we continue our critical work of providing essential and often life-saving medical equipment to metropolitan and regional areas in New South Wales to ease the load on our frontline professionals."
In NSW, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation is the largest supplier of children's medical equipment, behind the state government and in 2019 purchased close to 450 pieces of medical equipment. The charity relies on the generosity of corporate and community donors who participate in a range of fundraising initiatives.