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HUMPTY’S GIFT TO GOVE

- GARY SHIPWAY

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.”

 ??  ?? Gove District Hospital theatre staff Kellie Spiers and Mele Palu with the new machine.
Gove District Hospital theatre staff Kellie Spiers and Mele Palu with the new machine.

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