Monitor will reduce health risks for hospitalised children
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.
St Aidan Wines functions manager Julie Lawrence and artist Stephany Durack say cheers to the first Bubble and Brushes event in the Ferguson Valley.