NEW CARDIO RESPIRATORY MONITOR TO BENEFIT SICK LOCAL KIDS
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser MP today announced a new cardio respiratory monitor for Coffs Harbour Hospital.
Mr Fraser said the intellivue cardio respiratory monitor, which is worth nearly $20,000, will be stationed in the paediatric unit at Coffs Harbour Hospital.
“This cardio respiratory monitor is an invaluable addition to our hospital for the specialised, vital care it will provide for some of our smallest patients,” Mr Fraser said.
“This state-of-the-art machine is a life-saving device and will play an important role in the care of sick kids across the region.”
Mr Fraser said the new machine will allow staff to closely monitor a child’s vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure so that any changes in patient health can be quickly observed.
“This monitor will help staff to keep track of a child’s health so that even the slightest change or deterioration can be picked up and acted on,” Mr Fraser said.
“This cardio respiratory monitor is a critical piece of equipment in modern health care, and its addition to Coffs Harbour Hospital will mean our children can receive the best possible treatment if they fall ill.
“Our hospital staff can now deliver the first class care they are renowned for alongside first class equipment.”
Mr Fraser said the equipment was purchased from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation with the help of NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner and as a result dozens of monitors and other equipment have been delivered to hospitals across the state.
“It is small additions to a hospital such as these that can make a life-changing difference to patients and their families,” Mr Fraser said.
“I thank the Minister for her generous support and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation for the wonderful work they do,” Mr Fraser concluded.
Friday, 23 May 2014
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