HUMPTY’S GIFT TO GOVE
The life saving Humpty Dumpty Foundation has provided a big boost to expecting mums in Gove with the donation of a Panda Resuscitation warmer to Gove District Hospital’s Maternity Unit.
The Panda Resuscitation warmer is a body warming device to provide heat to babies. It also has components for clinical emergency and resuscitation situations. Hospital Maternity Unit manager Sarah Holder said the ability to use the equipment to resuscitate and provide artificial warmth to babies in the operating theatre at GDH was critically important.
“The heat loss in some newborn babies is rapid; hence body warmers provide an artificial support to keep the body temperature constant,” she said. “There are times when babies need help with transitioning to life outside of the womb in terms of breathing and this equipment is the gold standard for achieving this.”