New equipment for Children’s Ward

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Thursday 28 November 2013
The annual ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign run by local radio station Star FM, proved yet again to be very successful with a total sum of $8086 donated to the children’s ward.


The annual ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign run by local radio station Star FM, proved yet again to be very successful with a total sum of $8086 donated to the West Gippsland Hospitals children’s ward.

Star FM held local fundraising events held across the region included: ‘Wear your PJ’s to work/school day’, Roadside Tin Rattles, KFC and Mc Donald days as well as on-air radio auctions, car wash days, a car battery drive and business card drop.

Nurse unit manager, Helen Dunlop said “We’re thrilled to be able to use this money to purchase a Vital Signs Monitor for use in our Paediatric Ward. The monitor measures patient’s vital signs such as ECG, Respirator, Pulse Rate, Temperature, and blood pressure. Having this monitor means that very sick children in our care, can remain in our Ward and no longer need to be moved to a different area of the hospital to be monitored”.

The ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ annual fundraising campaign began in 2003 and has been well supported each year by the wider community. To date, over $42,000 has been raised which has enabled the hospital to purchase much needed equipment including a biliblanket for sick infants, speciality monitors and an upgrade from analogue to digital tv’s.

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Malinie Farchione, Promotions manager at Star FM (left) presents a cheque for $8086.25 to Paediatric Ward nurse unit manager Helen Dunlop.