Radio station gives 5 for kids
SPECIALIST equipment which can be used for emergency care of paediatric patients at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital has been bought with funds raised in the annual Give Me 5 for Kids appeal.
Local radio Station 106.3 2CS FM co-ordinated the appeal, which raised $35,000 to purchase equipment to assist in the treatment of babies and young children.
The funds raised have contributed to the purchase of a video laryngoscope and money has also been allocated to the purchase of a number of items to assist young children and babies who are experiencing breathing difficulties.
Dr Theresa Beswick, acting general manager of the hospital, said the fundraising this year had been exceptional and thanked the staff of 106.3 2CS FM for their hard work.
She also thanked members of the community who had donated such a large amount.
“There were some very large donations this year and we will be recognising one of these large donations with the inclusion of a memorial plaque on the wall outside the Children’s Ward,” Dr Beswick said.