Funding Vital Equipment

The Albury Wodonga Health Foundation  helps to fund the purchase of equipment that enables our clinicians to provide patients the best possible treatment across the Border Northeast.

With the support of our community,  we have been able to purchase additional medical equipment from the wish list provided by our clinicians. This equipment helps relieve distress and hardship for patients, and ranges from equipment that can be loaned to patients, equipment that makes hospital treatment less stressful and more comfortable, and equipment that helps get faster and better health outcomes.

Some recent equipment that has been funded with supporter assistance is:

  • An additional neonatal humidicrib
  • An ECG machine for for our Brain and Mind Centre
  • A portable ultrasound machine in our Dialysis Ward
  • New high tech cots for the babies born at our Wodonga Hospital

 

Running and Walking for Local Health

The 2023 Hume Bank City2City event funded the purchase of an additional Meytec Teledoc machine. This vital equipment gave our Wodonga Emergency Department access to the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Program. The VST is a service that allows acute stroke patients to be assessed by a neurologist remotely, with the assistance of an Albury Wodonga Health medical registrar. 

The community has raised close to $1 million dollars for Albury Wodonga Health over the past decade.

Helping Babies to Breathe

Our thanks to Murray River Police District for raising the $4,000 needed to purchase Newborn Anne. This little mannequin will help to train over 100 staff each year in neonatal resuscitation.

Some babies need resuscitation after they are born. Newborn Anne will help our team to practice;

  • facemask ventilation CPR for babies intubation
  • umbilical venous catheterisation administering adrenalin

Border Heart Health Enhanced

The Albury Wodonga Health’s Cardiology Cath Lab now has permanent access to surgical equipment for replacement pacemakers and defibrillator devices.

The Commercial Club Albury donated $44,800 to enable Albury Wodonga Health to purchase equipment that will directly benefit over 120 cardiac patients each year.

The generosity of the Commercial Club Albury enables the purchase of a PEAK Plasma Blade. When pacemakers and defibrillator devices are replaced, the PEAK Plasma Blade reduces damage to surrounding tissue structures during surgery. As a result, surgery becomes safer for cardiac patients.