New mums at Port Macquarie Base Hospital will now have access to a specialist breast pump after a generous donation from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation’s Great Humpty Ball.
In 2018, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation’s Great Humpty Ball raised enough money to donate a $3,600 Symphony Breast Pump to the hospital’s maternity department.
To date, the foundation has raised over $70 million and in 2017 purchased close to 500 pieces of medical equipment for paediatric wards, neonatal units, maternity and emergency departments.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation provides equipment for approximately 20,000 children (0- 18 years) who are in hospital on any given day.
On average in Australia, 1 in 5 babies will need medical intervention at birth.
Paul Francis OAM and founder and executive chairman of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation said they were delighted to be able to continue supporting children’s services around the country.
“Last year marked our 28th Great Humpty Ball and the generosity of our supporters continues to grow each year,” Mr Francis said.
“Each year, incredible corporates and individuals help us to make a difference to hospitals right across the country and, this year is no exception.
“Thanks to the goodwill of these guests we will be donating 90 pieces of essential and, often life-saving medical equipment to the many hospitals we support right around Australia.
“We really couldn’t do it without them and I thank each of them for their continued support, it really does go a long way to make a difference to the little lives that need it the most.”
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