By shining a light through a baby's finger or toe, the RAD-7 Pulse Oximeter measures the amount of oxygen in their capillaries.
This ensures correct and safe oxygen delivery during highly critical times in an effort to prevent damage to organs such as the brain, eyes and lungs.
Wollongong Hospital now has this essential medical device thanks to the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.
"Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare services need Humpty's help and it is important we continue our critical work of providing essential and often life-saving medical equipment to metropolitan and regional areas like Wollongong to ease the load on our frontline professionals," founder and executive chairman Paul Francis said.
He thanked generous donors for allowing the foundation to make a real difference to hospitals and healthcare services across Australia.
Formed in 1996, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation purchases life-saving medical equipment specifically requested by 425 hospitals and health services across Australia.
Humpty has raised over $70m since then and in 2019, the foundation purchased close to 450 pieces of medical equipment for paediatric wards, neonatal units, maternity and emergency departments.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation provides equipment for about 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.
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