HCA’s support for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation in 2015 continues to grow
This year, Hitachi has continued its commitment to the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, delivering much needed equipment to hospitals across Australia.
A humidifier for premature babies was delivered to the newly opened neonatal ward at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. This piece of equipment adds heat and moisture to the air for newborns who need respiratory support, and was purchased with the funds raised by “Team Hitachi” from the City 2 Surf in 2014.
Ipswich Hospital in Queensland received a baby warming bed, which allows premature babies to maintain warmth after they are moved from an incubator.
A patient monitor was also delivered to King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth. The monitor is used to measure a baby’s vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels. The small size and portability of the monitor allows the baby to be out of their crib with their parents while being continually monitored.
In addition, Tom Price Hospital in WA received a resuscitation device which can be used in emergency births in remote areas that have limited access to hospitals.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is also in discussion with the WA Health Minister to get regional hospitals onboard and lodge their “wish list” for pieces of medical equipment with the Humpty Dumpty Foundation so that Hitachi can continue to donate and support the community in Kalgoorlie.
Hitachi will continue to donate these vital pieces of equipment across our branch communities in support of families and friends of the Hitachi community.