The Humpty Dumpty Foundation has donated an EZ-IO drill to the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Central Gippsland Health (CGH).
The EZ-IO power drill kit is an essential piece of resuscitation equipment used to gain vascular access in critically ill children and babies when intravenous access cannot be established.
CGH Chief Executive Officer, Dr Frank Evans, said the drill kit was used to place a needle into the bone within 10 seconds through which lifesaving medication and fluids could then be administered.
“Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare services appreciate the support of organisations like the Humpty Dumpty Foundation to help to continue our critical work of providing essential and often lifesaving services,” Dr Evans said.
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 lifesaving medical equipment specifically requested by 425 hospitals and health services across Australia. Each piece of medical equipment requested is stringently
assessed by Humpty’s medical sub-committee.
Those interested in supporting the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, 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.