Donation to neonatal unit helps our littlest patients

Staff members standing with donation
Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) Clinical Nurse Specialist Danielle Green, FSH Consultant Dr Shailender Mehta, FSH Neonates Nurse Unit Manager Becky Marsh, Tegan Brown, David Harris and Susan Atkinson from HITACHI.
January 25, 2019

Some of Fiona Stanley Hospital’s smallest patients will benefit from a generous donation from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Hitachi.

The hospital has received a Bilisoft LED Phototherapy System valued at almost $10,000 to care for jaundice babies in the neonatal unit.

Neonatal unit Clinical Nurse Specialist, Danielle Green, said the donation will make a difference to their tiny patients and adds to their collection of these systems.

“Neonatal jaundice occurs in approximately 60 per cent of term newborns and 85 per cent of babies born premature,” Danielle said.

“Our neonatal unit looks after babies born from 30 weeks gestation; many of these babies require the phototherapy to treat their jaundice.

“A delay in treatment can potentially result in poorer outcomes. Equipment like this is expensive and it means a lot to the clinicians who treat these tiny babies to have this equipment available.

 “To have organisations like Humpty Dumpty who seek out investors like Hitachi to donate such a vital piece of equipment is invaluable as it means we do not have to move babies away from their mothers to be treated at other hospitals.

“We are grateful for this important contribution to improving the lives of our patients and their families.”

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