Hospital Equipment and Supplies

The JF Kapnek Trust based in California, secured two container loads of medical supplies and se-cond hand medical equipment for the Children's Hospital Trust.

The supplies, valued at over $258,000, were distributed to the Children’s Hospital and Maternity units.  This generous donation has helped to overcome some of the shortages currently being experienced by the hospital.

Australian Embassy Grants
ICU and Medical Equipment-The Children's Hospital has continued to receive generous and ongoing support from the Australian
government through their Direct Aid Programme. In 2021, the Trust received two grants totalling
SS77.530 for the procurement of ICU equipment including a ventilator, which can be used for
both new-borns and older children, and two multiparameter monitors. The second grant provided 12
mobile multiparameter monitors, which will enable nurses to accurately monitor the vital signs of
ck infants and children on our surgical and medical wards, 14 infusion pumps for the accurate
regulation of intravenous fluids and 5 wall mounted diagnostic sets. This equipment will significantly increase the quality of care for seriously ill children in the hospital and reduce the workload of overstretched nursing staff through electronic monitoring

From the Children's Hospital Trust's inception in 2014, the Australian Government has supported
the Trust with a series of grants totalling $250,000 and has made a huge contribution to the health
and well-being of children and caregivers at the Children's Hospital.

Container
In addition to the regular consignments of drugs, DRI also shipped a container load of Personal
Protective Equipment for the Children 's Hospital. These much-needed supplies improved the safety and morale of hospital staff caring for potentially Covid positive children.
The Trust would like to acknowledge the important roles of the Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Mr
Gerald Nyamutamba and Mr Steven Gumins in facilitating this hugely beneficial partnership with DRI.

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