Vulnerable newborn babies in North East Victoria will have a better start in life after Wangaratta hospital received specialist equipment worth more than $35,000.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation donated a neonatal resuscitation unit, worth $32,500 and a humidifier, worth $2750.
Northeast Health Wangaratta’s acting director of clinical services Rebecca Weir said they were hugely grateful for the life-saving equipment. In the last 12 months, the hospital welcomed 675 babies.
“This equipment will be of great benefit for those babies born with vulnerabilities, particularly those born by emergency caesarean section,” she said.
“This equipment will benefit families right across the wider Central Hume region.”
The Panda neonatal resuscitation unit provides infants with a purpose-built examination bed that includes a warmer and monitoring device, while the AIRVO 2 Humidifier helps babies breathe easily and clears the chest.
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