The purchase of four sleeper beds for the Thomson Unit, provides a bed for parents/guardians when staying overnight to care and support their children during a hospital stay.
PROJECT 2 - TASMANIA - $20,000
North West Hospital - Outdoor Playground
The outdoor courtyard at the Paediatric Ward is unsafe and usable by the children staying in hospital. The need to resurface the courtyard and provide play equipment and furniture that is safe and able to be used by the children and their families to bring some enjoyment to their hospital stay.
PROJECT 3 - VICTORIA - $35,200
Numurkah Hospital – Antenatal Ultrasound Machine and Equipment
Through the purchase of this equipment, Numurkah Hospital will be able to provide antenatal support. This equipment will be able to better support obstetrician/gynecologist clinic to facilitate care for high risk pregnant women. It aids in the early identification and monitoring of the...
The funding of a complete portable dental setup to enable the operation for a totally new dental outreach team; resulting in an increase of dental treatment to an additional 45 sites and 2,020 children living in rural and remote communities across South Australia, that have no dental access in their areas.
Project 2 - Lucas Gardens School - $19,000
Lucas Gardens School is a K-12 school that caters for children with severe to moderate disabilities. An increase in students with vision impairments, autism and sensory processing disorders, has created an urgent need to transform 2 classrooms into “readiness to learn spaces”.
Project 3 - Latrobe Regional Hospital - $38,000
The purchase of a Neonatal Infa Warmer Resuscitation Trolley for the Paediatric Emergency Department. This trolley is used to assess and stabilise the infant’s body temperature and assists with management of...
KidzFix has delivered much needed equipment for Dubbo Base Hospital and Western NSW Local Health District, a division of NSW Health to the value of $88,000.
With Western NSW Local Health District covering some 51% of the state and based out of Dubbo, it manages over 30 hospitals so our assistance will make a huge difference to many kids, families and communities, some we passed through on route.
Rather than one large project that may limit access for many children by the remote nature of much of Western Area Health, there are multiple smaller items on the list to provide a positive impact for more children. This donation has assisted kids to receive timely, less invasive treatments and all the while keeping them at home and not having to travel to the big cities away from family and support in what is a difficult time in their lives.
10 NeoPuff Paediatric Ventilation units to be placed strategically throughout Western NSW Health District.
KidzFix will provide funding to establish paediatric and neonatal telehealth clinics from Bendigo Health to Echuca Regional Health and Swan Hill District Health. Bendigo Health Clinical Director of Paediatrics, Andy Lovett said the project will help better support regional clinicians and facilitate care for paediatric patients closer to home.
“Paediatric telehealth enables health care professionals to quickly assess children and initiative appropriate treatment. Being able to ‘see’ a child is essential in a discipline where the patient is not always able to describe symptoms.
“There are significant potential benefits of the project for Echuca Regional Health and Swan Hill District Health and families in the local community. It will result in less paediatric patient transfers and more children being cared for in their community with families around them and less emotional and financial stress. Estimated cost of the project is $80,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major referral hospital for the Gippsland region. The hospital is currently undergoing an expansion, which will feature a new emergency department (ED) with a separate treatment area for paediatric admissions. As we know, hospitals can be a daunting place for children, so the addition of a specialist treatment area will enable the hospital to provide better patient experiences to children. Given the expansion, the hospital needs new supplies and equipment. The government does not fund these supplies or equipment and of course…that’s where we come in! One critical item of equipment in the new paediatric ED is a blanket warmer. Whilst this might seem like a trivial piece of equipment to have, the difference it can make to children and babies in the ED is invaluable. Blanket warmers improve recovery time by efficiently warming patients from admission to discharge. In addition to this important benefit, children and babies often feel chilled when sick...
Hear the full story from Lyn below as she shares the full scoop from the bed presentation in Gympie this month.
'It was such a privilege for Michelle, Dave and I to visit the Children’s Ward at Gympie Hospital on 2 June 2016, where we presented a VersaCare bed for use not only by palliative children, as initially purchased, but also for any children who are considered to benefit from the special features that the bed provides.
The bed had been in use in the Children’s Ward for one month by the time we presented it, and we were really happy to hear the story of a 16-year-old tall adolescent who was an Orthopaedic patient, who had greatly benefited from it. One of the features of the bed is that it can be electronically lengthened or shortened to suit the child using it, and the 16-year-old was much more comfortable than if he was in a normal hospital bed, for which he was too tall. In addition, the bed has the facility for x-ray film to be placed under the bed, which allows for x-rays...
In 2015, KidzFix delivered a brand new, fully equipped intensive care Ambulance! The cost of the ambulance project was $180,000.
With the generous support of our KidzFix entrants, supports and major sponsor Bendigo Bank, we were thrilled to achieve our biggest project yet!
The Newborn & Paediatric Emergency Transport Service is the only service of its kind in Australia; providing expert clinical advice, clinical co-ordination, emergency treatment and stabilisation and inter-hospital transport for very sick babies and children up to the age of 16 years. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Not just a transport service, NETS provides a referral service for hospitals. NETS ensures no matter where someone lives, they can be assured that their baby or child will receive the same commitment to care as if living next to a children's hospital.
Did you know?
One in 49 in NSW will use NETS sometime during their childhood.
In March 2012, Numurkah and surrounding districts were devastated by floods. These floods caused severe damage to the local hospital, causing the building to be demolished and rebuilt.
Prior to the flood, there was an old-fashioned pine playground positioned out the front of the health service.
This playground was of course very popular with children and visiting relatives of the hospital and a crucial part of the inclusion in the rebuild of the facilities.
With the addition of a General Practice, Dental and pathology services to the new Hospital and Community Health buildings we anticipate the need for a modern playground for children who will be attending the service themselves or visiting relatives.
The hospital presented to KidzFix the need for a bright, safe, inviting area for children, many of whom have not just suffered through illness but also through floods and more recently the fires that have affected the area.
Broken Hill hospital was our inaugural project. A project we were proud to have delivered in our infant years. Once our route was decided, we chose our project in the town which needed our support the most. The KidzFix rally drove into Broken Hill and left a meaningful mark on the community.
In the months leading into our planning, staff and management of Broken Hill Hospital told KidzFix they need a child friendly environment for their kids to escape their hospital beds and engage in play. KidzFix committed to raising funds to renovate an existing space within the hospital that was not child friendly or a safe play environment for the children. The renovation in now complete and included new flooring, play equipment and comfortable seating for families.