The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is proud to support the Milton and Shoalhaven Hospital's front-line workers with the donation of an EZ-IO Drill to each of the hospital's emergency departments.
The EZ-1O power drill kits valued at $610 each are an essential piece of resuscitation equipment used to gain vascular access in critically ill children and babies when intravenous access cannot be established.
The drill kit is used to place a needle into the bone within 10 seconds, through which life-saving medication and fluids can then be administered.
Achieving vascular access is vital to the resuscitation process and has life-saving consequences.
"It is with thanks to the generosity of Australian donors that the Humpty Dumpty Foundation can help frontline health staff and make a real difference to hospitals and healthcare services across Australia," Paul Francis OAM, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation said.
"Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare services need Humpty's help and it is important we continue our critical work of providing essential and often life-saving medical equipment to metropolitan and regional areas like Milton Ulladulla and the Shoalhaven to ease the load on our front-line professionals."
About the Humpty Dumpty Foundation
Founder and Executive Chairman Paul Francis OAM began fundraising in 1990 and in 1996, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation was officially born.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation purchases life-saving medical equipment specifically requested by 421 hospitals and health services across Australia.
Each piece of medical equipment requested is stringently assessed by Humpty's medical sub-committee.
To date, Humpty has raised over $70m and in 2019, Humpty purchased close to 450 pieces of medical equipment for Paediatric Wards, Neonatal Units, Maternity and Emergency Departments.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation provides equipment for approximately 20,000 children (0- 18 years) who are in hospital on any given day.
On average in Australia, one-in-five babies will need medical intervention at birth.In NSW, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation is the largest supplier of children's medical equipment, behind the NSW Government, and is working hard with health officials and communities to ensure all states and territories have the equipment they need.
The charity relies heavily on the generosity of corporate and community donors who participate in our fundraising initiatives including the Good Egg Lunch, Balmoral Burn, City2Surf and the Great Humpty Ball.The Humpty Dumpty Foundation has enjoyed long-time support from its Patron, television journalist Ray Martin AM, Olympian Jane Flemming OAM - Ambassador/Board Member and Wallaby great Phil Kearns AM - Ambassador and Founder of the Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn.
Locals, community and business organisations interested in supporting the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and their local hospital, either by donating a piece of medical equipment or by making a donation, can visit www.humpty.com.au or contact the Humpty Dumpty Foundation on 02 9419 2410.