IntelliVue X3 Transport Monitors

Cost: $22,000 per item
Number needed: 2

Staff in the Intensive Care Unit have requested new transport monitors for the transfer of all critically ill cardiac surgery patients from theatre to intensive care, for the transport of intensive care patients for diagnostic procedures such as MRI and CT scans, and for the transfer of patients experiencing cardiac arrest within the hospital to the Intensive Care Unit.

Zeiss Microscope

Cost: $241,581 per item
Number needed: 1

The establishment of ENT and neurosurgery at Epworth Geelong has resulted in increased demand for a microscope to provide diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for our patients, ensuring our surgeons have access to one when needed.

Sunoptic Cordless Surgical LED Headlights

Cost: $6,651 per item
Number needed: 5

Our team has asked for new surgical headlights to provide our surgeons with the appropriate range and depth of lighting on the surgical site to be able to perform surgical operations on patients safely and with the right equipment.

Scalp Cooling Machine

Cost: $34,000 per item
Number needed: 1

Scalp cooling machines help cancer patients retain their hair while undergoing chemotherapy. They make use of a refrigerated cooling system to pump a liquid coolant through a light silicone cap worn by the patient, which extracts heat from the scalp for the entire time the drugs are circulating in the blood.

Coronary Specials Tray

Cost: $30,000 per set
Number needed: 1

To ensure we meet the higher demands in minimally invasive aortic valve surgery we require both a minimally invasive cardiac surgical tray & coronary specials tray. These Precision Aortic Surgical Instruments are designed to perform precisely in minimally invasive procedures and constructed to withstand the rigors of sterilization, time after time. And they lead to the best possible outcomes for our cardiac patients.

New cars for Hospital in the Home

Cost: $25,000 per car
Number needed: 5

Epworth’s Hospital in the Home (HITH) team provides acute care for patients in their home environment. Treatments for patients include intravenous antibiotics, dressing, intravenous fluids and intravenous diuretics. The HITCH team has requested five new vehicles to ensure nurses have access to safe and reliable transportation to ensure they can provide care to patients when it’s needed.

More information

If you would like to help fund any of the equipment listed above contact Vanessa Dannock, Donor Relations Manager on 9426 6572, 0408 122 599 or via [email protected]