The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Coates Hire have made a significant difference to the lives of children in the North West, donating two very special machines to Mount Isa Hospital.
Coates Hire representative Cameron Conlan presented the North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS)’s Chief Executive Lisa Davies Jones with two RAD-5 Pulse Oximeters for the Paediatric Ward.
The Pulse Oximeters are bright red, look a bit like a landline telephone, and are valued at $1760 each.
Accurate measurement of a pulse rate, oxygen saturation and blood flow is essential in assessing the current status and treatment implications for paediatric patients.
The handheld RAD-5 allows nurses to record arterial oxygen levels accurately and efficiently and quickly track any changes.
Coates Hire representative Cameron Conlan said he encourages his staff to put as much back into the community as possible.
“It’s a pleasure for Coates Hire to be able to contribute to the hospital in this way.”
Paul Francis OAM, Humpty Dumpty Foundation Founder and Executive Chairman, applauded the contribution.
“Coates Hire’s support of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the local community in which they operate is immeasurable,” Mr Francis said.
“Their support of families in Mount Isa and the outlying communities means children have access to medical equipment that is very much needed by the medical staff and, most of all, it is life-saving.”
NWHHS Chief Executive Lisa Davies Jones said the donation was much appreciated by the HHS staff.
“It’s wonderful to have generous assistance from local businesses, and we are very grateful to Coates Hire for this donation.
“These oximeters will certainly help with the treatment of our smallest and most vulnerable patients,” Ms Davies Jones said.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation was established more than 27 years ago by Founder and Executive Chairman, Paul Francis OAM.
Through annual fund-raising initiatives and the support of individual and corporate donors, in 2016 the Foundation delivered more than 500 pieces of medical equipment to hospitals across Australia.
To date, 346 hospitals across the nation have benefited from the life-saving medical equipment, specifically to care for children and babies.
Locals, community and business organisations interested in supporting the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and their local hospital can view the wish-list at www.humpty.com.au.