2017 Fundraising CCU

 

 

 

 

Major Fundraising:

Our target is to raise $25,000 to purchase equipment for the Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Critical Care Unit.

 

Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Critical Care Unit.

Every year, over 1,000 patients are transferred from the Werribee Emergency Department to other hospitals due to the inability to provide support services through a Critical Care Unit.

The, about to be commenced, Werribee Mercy Hospital Critical Care Unit will provide families in Melbourne’s west with surgical and critical care services closer to home. The build will include an eight bed critical care unit, 56 new inpatient beds, six additional operating theatres, and a new central sterile supply department.

By participating in the Manor Lakes, Wyndham rotary Fun Run/Walk you will be help us raise funds to purchase lifesaving and other equipment for the Critical Care Unit.

Equipment required by the Hospital includes items such as:

ICU beds

The needs of critical care patients are challenging and complex, which is why you need a state-of-the-art hospital bed, which is reliable, easy to use and can be rapidly adjusted in an emergency. Patients can be effortlessly repositioned for various physiological and clinical needs. A safe and easy-to-clean hospital bed, it also helps to reduce the risks of injuries and infections and will help to improve efficiency of medical procedures.

Defibrillator

A defibrillator is an electrical device that provides a shock to the heart when there is a life-threatening arrhythmia present and we need to act upon quickly to restore a regular life sustaining beat to the heart. A defibrillator provides shocks that basically bring the uncontrolled beating to a stop so that it can start rhythmically contracting again, providing blood flow to the brain and vital organs to support life. The defibrillator is a life saving device and will certainly save many lives in Wyndham each year.

ECG

An electrocardiogram is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. It shows the heart's electrical activity as line tracings on paper. ECG recordings can help doctors diagnose heart attacks that are in progress or have happened in the past.

Cardiac Monitors

Being able to constantly and consistently administer appropriate treatment to babies in the unit will enable a better outcome for the baby and ensure that baby is not separated from the mother for longer than necessary.

Ventilators

Caring for critically ill patients is a specialised field. They can’t always tell you what is wrong. They require prompt appropriate treatment to ensure the best outcome possible.

Ensuring patients receive enough oxygen is a key component when caring for critically ill patients so that patients are treated effectively and efficiently in any life threatening episode.

Video Laryngoscope

Intubation is a difficult procedure and the consequences of failure can be grave.

A video laryngoscope will vastly improve the speed and delivery of the intubation process and will minimise the potential for intubation-related airway trauma. The equipment incorporates a high resolution digital camera, connected by a video cable to a high resolution LCD monitor for clear visuals of the patient’s throat. It can be used for tracheal intubation to provide controlled mechanical ventilation.

A video laryngoscope will greatly facilitate the intubation procedure, reduce risk of intubation failure and enhance health outcomes for our patients.