Life saving medical equipment for children
The Unico Community Fund works with community partners in Australia and developing countries on locally based development projects in the areas of sustainable environment, income generation, self-reliance, education and training. We believe these key focus areas are vital in creating sustainable communities, environments and a healthier world.
At the start of this year, our team nominated not for profits and charities to support. This month our team made a $5,540 donation to the Humpty Dumpty Foundation for the purchase of life saving equipment for sick and injured children, in paediatric wards, neonatal units, maternity and emergency departments in hospitals across Australia.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is a not for profit organisation with a mission to raise funds to provide hospitals with essential life-saving medical equipment for children.
Unico is proud to help the Humpty Dumpty Foundation purchase:
- A Alaris GP Large Volume Pump for Nganampa Health Council Clinic. Alaris GP Large Volume Pump is used to administer intravenous fluid and drugs including antibiotics to children who suffer from diarrhea, gastroenteritis, or respiratory infections. It is especially important in remote Northern Territory clinics, as a medical evacuation can often take up to 24 hours. Replacements are needed at the 6 main clinics to ensure they remain reliable in medical emergencies.
- A Neopuff Resuscitation device for the Nepean Hospital Special Care Nursery, NSW. This equipment provides life saving resuscitation and ongoing ventilation assistance to infants using up-to-date, user-friendly technology. It will be used daily and can be moved to the bedside of each baby or young child at risk.
We look forward to hearing how this equipment helps the Nganampa Health Council Clinic and the Nepean Hospital Special Care Nursery.