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New arrival at maternity unit

Our Thomson maternity unit has welcomed the arrival of a new resuscitation cot to provide high level care to babies with special needs.

The cot provides oxygen to assist with breathing, lighting to help assess skin colour and heating for warmth.

It was purchased with the support of the local community which helped raise $32,000 during the hospital’s Christmas Appeal.

The Magic of Christmas Concert in Morwell last November kick-started the appeal with a $5000 donation. Significant contributions were made by power generators in the Latrobe Valley, small businesses, schools and community groups and individuals.

LRH’s fundraising efforts are now focusing on enhancing cardiac services and purchasing equipment for a new catheterisation laboratory.

The LRH Heart 2 Heart Appeal will run for two years. 

Tags: baby, maternity, Thomson

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