Here's why donation dollars count:
$20 | Could fund books to help kids understand procedures
$50 | Could fund one hour of research focussed on helping babies who undergo major surgery achieve their developmental potential
$100 | Could fund two music therapy sessions to help distract and calm patients during painful procedures
$500 | Could fund a wheelchair to help transport children around the Hospital
$1,000 | Could fund a special chair in NICU so a critically ill baby can have skin-to-skin contact with a parent; helping the baby bond and thrive
$4,000 | Could fund a Apnoea monitor to alert caregiver when a baby stops breathing
$5,300 | Could fund a temporary pacemaker to support a child’s heart following cardiac surgery until their own natural rhythm recovers
$8,000 | Could fund a specialised cot for babies across the Hospital
$14,000 | Could fund a ventilator that automatically adjusts to meet the changing needs of patients requiring varying levels of respiratory support
$21,000 | Could fund a vital signs bedside monitor that constantly assesses a patient’s condition and immediately alerts clinicians when a change in condition requires intervention
$40,000 | Could fund a new state-of-the-art incubator that provides a carefully controlled environment that is perfect for protecting premature babies
$63,000 | Could fund an ultrasound machine providing accurate, real time images of a child’s condition during surgery
$100,000 | Could equip an entire ward with wireless access to electronic medical records, a range of educational portals and entertainment resources for patients and families.
$165,000 | Could fund a widefield retinal camera to capture early signs of eye disease in children and help with diagnosis, monitoring and response to therapy.
$250,000 | Could fund a new Echocardiograph (Echo) machine used to investigate why a child’s heart isn’t working well and determine the best treatment.
$500,000 | Could fund a microscope required for intricate neurosurgery, including surgery for brain tumours.