At our May meeting we approved $22,000 to purchase 10 Ramsey Coote Instruments Bell and Pad Alarms for children with urinary incontinence. Currently, HNEkidshealth has only 2 alarms and waitlist of over 20 patients at any time. The new alarms will allow the team to service 30 children per year!
At our May meeting we approved $9,965 to purchase 3 micro dissection and reconstruction sets.These are specialised surgical instruments that improve patient outcomes of hypospadias surgery.
HYPOSPADIAS: a congenital disorder of the penis in which the urethra does not open from its usual location in the head of the penis. It is the second-most common birth abnormality of the male reproductive system, affecting about one of every 250 males at birth.
These surgical sets will allow better, more frequent repairs without breaching theatre times as well as at outreaching hospitals.
At our May meeting we approved $1,578.50 for a Concept2, Inc. Model D2 Rower with Pm5 Monitor for Paediatric Physiotherapy.
This indoor rowing machine will be used to encourage physical activity and fitness for inpatient & outpatients. The monitor allows the child to select a course, the intensity, set goals and participate in games, making their fitness session more enjoyable!