The Canowindra Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital has received a Radical-7 Pulse Oxi- meter valued at $4,440 for the Emergency Department from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and IGA.
Canowindra IGA owner John Lawrence presented the donation to Tara Bushell, Canowindra Hospital’s Nurse Unit Manager.
Tara Bushell was thrilled to be receiving this valuable piece of equipment for the Hospital. “This new technology helps to ensure that our regional patients have access to the same high standard of care as people living in metropolitan areas,” said Ms. Bushell.
The Radical-7 Pulse Oximeter measures the amount of oxygen in your capillaries. This ensures correct and safe oxygen delivery during highly critical times, in an effort to prevent damage to organs.
Ms. Bushell said, “We are always grateful for any equipment we receive and the Radical-7 Pulse Oximeter will be used on a daily basis for every patient”.
This piece of equipment is one of 11 donations IGA retailers across New South Wales and ACT are making to provide much needed equipment to hospitals to the value of $150,000.
“As the local IGA store we have been involved with many schools, sporting and community organisations in Canowindra over many years and we are very proud to make this contribution to the local Canowindra Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital,” said John Lawrence.
By purchasing community chest products in the catalogue across all IGA stores has allowed for this money to be raised to be put back into local communities.
The IGA continues to support local organisations and IGA owner John Lawrence said, “We hope that it can assist many young children and their families if, and when they need it.”
Area Manager of IGA Erol Collings said, “It’s all about community based projects and giving the community what they really need.”