Mon­i­tor will re­duce health risks for hos­pi­talised chil­dren

South Western Times - - News -

BUN­BURY Hos­pi­tal’s Spe­cial Care Nurs­ery has re­ceived a new vi­tal signs mon­i­tor worth $6200 thanks to the Humpty Dumpty Foun­da­tion’s Bal­moral Burn fundrais­ing week­end.

The mon­i­tor al­lows the ac­cu­rate as­sess­ment of vi­tal signs in­clud­ing tem­per­a­ture, blood pres­sure and oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion lev­els of chil­dren. It recog­nises de­te­ri­o­rat­ing clin­i­cal con­di­tions im­me­di­ately, which al­lows for early in­ter­ven­tion which greatly re­duces fur­ther health risks to the child.

Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive chair­man and founder Paul Fran­cis said the an­nual fun run event raised a record-break­ing $2.7 mil­lion which would help do­nate much-needed med­i­cal equip­ment to many of the 383 hos­pi­tals sup­ported by the char­ity.

“Yet again the com­mu­nity has ral­lied to­gether to sup­port our an­nual fun run event that is now in its 18th year,” he said.

“The record-break­ing re­sults again show just how much this event has grown since Phil Kearns first came up with the idea in 2000 and we are de­lighted to see it con­tinue to grow each year.

“Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als, we have raised $2.7 mil­lion, an­other record-break­ing re­sult and we thank the com­mu­nity for their kind­ness.”

Held on the last Sun­day of May each year, over its 18 years, the Humpty Dumpty Bal­moral Burn has raised more than $32 mil­lion. To sup­port the foun­da­tion visit www.humpty.com.au.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

St Ai­dan Wines func­tions man­ager Julie Lawrence and artist Stephany Du­rack say cheers to the first Bub­ble and Brushes event in the Fer­gu­son Val­ley.

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