Making a difference to local children

Local children seeking medical assistance at Young Hospital have been given a boost with the presentation of two new monitoring machines on Monday morning.

BY LOCALS FOR LOCALS: Wendy Silk and Robert Donges present Wendy Dewar and staff with the machines that will help sick kids. Photos: Rebecca Hewson.

BY LOCALS FOR LOCALS: Wendy Silk and Robert Donges present Wendy Dewar and staff with the machines that will help sick kids. Photos: Rebecca Hewson.

Donges Supa IGA and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation presented Young District Hospital Facility manager Wendy Dewar and staff with two Connex Vital Signs Monitors valued at $6,200 each for the Emergency and Pediatric departments.

During the presentation Humpty Dumpty Foundation also presented Donges IGA’s Robert Donges and Wendy Silk with a plaque as a sign of their thanks.

Donges IGA were able to make the more than generous donation thanks to the support of locals shopping at the business and contributing to the Community Chest.

The new monitor will allow accurate assessment of vital signs like temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels in the paediatric setting. Hospital staff said it will enable improved clinical outcomes and allow for freedom of movement and the ability to care for children in multiple situations.