NEW RESUSCITATION COTS TO BENEFIT LOCAL BABIES

 

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced new resuscitations cots for hospitals across the Tamworth electorate.

 

Mr Anderson said the resuscitation cots, which are valued at more than $22,000 each, will be stationed in maternity units at Tamworth, Gunnedah and Manilla hospitals.

 

“These units are an invaluable addition to our hospitals for the specialised, vital care they provide for our smallest patients,” Mr Anderson said.

 

“These state-of-the-art machines are life-saving devices and will play an important role in the care of newborns across the New England area.
 

Mr Anderson said the resuscitation cots have an inbuilt oxygen outlet so that a baby can be resuscitated immediately should they stop breathing.

 

“The units also have a pulse oximeter which monitors the levels of oxygen delivered to the baby.

 

“They provide a warm environment which keeps babies comfortable and protected at

a time of stress to ensure the best possible outcome for the newborn and their family.

 

“Our hospital staff can now deliver the first class care they are renowned for alongside first class equipment.

 

Mr Anderson said the equipment was purchased from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation with the help of NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner and as a result dozens of resuscitation cots have been delivered to hospitals across the state.

 

“It is small additions to a hospital such as these that can make a life-changing difference to patients and their families.

 

“I thank the Minister for her generous support and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation for the wonderful work they do,” Mr Anderson concluded.

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