‘Good Eggs’ help Humpty provide key equipment

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

New parents at Hedland Health Campus will be getting a little extra helping hand with the donation of new medical devices to assist with premature babies.

Thanks to the Humpty Dumpty Foundation’s Great Humpty Ball last year, Hedland Health Campus has received a breast milk warming/thawing device valued at $1700.

The device provides essential services to parents of premature babies, as breast milk is important to prevent damage to the infants’ immature digestive system and ensures there is no overheating of breast milk to preserve nutrients and vitamins to new babies.

Humpty Dumpty Foun-dation founder and execu-tive chairman Paul Francis OAM said the donations were a testament to the genero-sity and good will of the Great Humpty Ball guests who donated the equipment.

“On behalf of the young Aussie lives that this medical equipment makes a difference to and the medical professionals that need it to bring about positive outcomes, I thank each and every one of our supporters for these kinds of donations,” he said.

“Once again, our Humpty supporters have made a real difference to young Australian lives.”

More than $1.15 million was raised at the annual event in November, when 99 pieces of essential medical equipment were donated to health services the charity supports across Australia. Since its establishment more than 26 years ago, the foundation has raised more than $55 million.

To date, 297 hospitals across the nation have benefited from the lifesaving medical equipment received specifically to care for children and babies provided by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and its “Good Egg” supporters.

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