Katy Gallagher, on behalf of the Canberra Hospital Foundation, today accepted a cheque from Southern Cross Ten Canberra for $108,000.
The funds were raised during June by the Give Me 5 For Kids Month campaign.
“I would like to thank Southern Cross Ten for their extremely generous donation that will enable the Foundation to purchase items for use across the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, and our community-based clinics,” the Chief Minister said.
Some of the items that will be purchased using the funds include:
— Obstetric Emergency Mannequins for Obstetrics & Gynaecology;
— Blood pressure machine for Neonatology;
— Blood gas machine for Paediatrics;
— Ipads for Paediatrics;
— Play kits for use when attending appointments at community-based clinics, Canberra Hospital or during home visits; and
— Artwork for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Canberra Hospital Foundation was founded in 2008 and is the principal fundraising body for the Canberra Hospital. All funds raised by the Foundation stay within Canberra to support the local community and 100% of all donations are used for this purpose.
“This donation will help to make facilities the very best possible for children and babies who are receiving care in Canberra,” the Chief Minister said.
“Contributions such as this, not only deliver real benefits for patients and families, but they allow the ACTGovernment to focus on the delivery of the core health services that underpin a great public health system.
“I also thank the many volunteers, staff members from ACT Health, MIX 106.3 and Southern Cross Ten who have contributed their time at the Give Me Five for Kids fundraising events, including the Telethon, Benefit Concert, Business Bus, Actew AGL Sausage Sizzle, Limelight Cinema Screening of Epic and of course Shake a Tin Day,” the Chief Minister concluded.
Give Me 5 For Kids is a national campaign that has changed the lives of children and families from across Australia, more information is available at: http://www.giveme5forkids.com.au