A $2900 live-saving syringe driver has been donated to Port Macquarie Base Hospital, providing precise assistance for its youngest patients.
The measurement system used to administer drugs in neonatal (newborn) children was given by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Midcoast Windows on July 30.
The driver reduces human error and assists navigating the small veins of children by delivering the flow of a drug at the correct pressure for neonatal babies.
Port Macquarie Base Hospital emergency department clinical nurse educator Leanne Bryant said the new system was welcomed at the hospital.
"It enables us to give very accurate drug delivery to adults and paediatric populations," she said.
"It's very beneficial to us because we had a very old and outdated syringe driver, this one is easy to use and staff are familiar with it.
"A small volume of five millilitres in a neonatal infant could be life-threatening, that's how accurate these things have to be.
"It will be used and used frequently from neonatal to adults. We're very grateful to have them."
Midcoast Windows estimator Josh Clement said it is a win for the hospital and the community.
"These are very small babies with very small veins at the hospital and you want to be able to have the right equipment ready to go," he said.
"We are very thankful for the opportunity to support our local community."
Humpty Dumpty Foundation founder and executive chairman Paul Francis said donations rely on the support of the local community.
"Support of families in Port Macquarie means children have access to the latest life-saving medical equipment," he said.
"I applaud this contribution to Port Macquarie Base Hospital as it demonstrates Midcoast Windows' commitment to the wider community."
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