18 September 2019 Featured News

Golden Casket donates $100,000 for vital hospital equipment needed for sick kids

From a Giraffe Blue Spot Lite Phototherapy System in Bundaberg to a Kanmed BabyBed in the Gold Coast, the Lott, through Golden Casket, is delivering vital hospital equipment to regional Queensland hospitals, ensuring they can continue to deliver quality care to sick kids.

The $100,000 donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Regional Hospitals Wishlist is funded from unclaimed prizemoney.

The Regional Hospitals Wishlist aims to improve the standard of care provided to sick children in regional Queensland, reducing the need for families to travel to major cities for ongoing treatment and support.

It will supply a range of vital paediatric medical equipment to regional hospitals in Cairns, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Mount Isa, Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

A Giraffe Blue Spot Lite Phototherapy System and a Kanmed Babybed are two of the items being supplied through the donation that will help improve health outcomes for children.

A Giraffe Blue Spot Lite Phototherapy System is used to treat jaundice in babies, a common medical condition which can result in severe long-term health effects and the Kanmed Babybed is used to care for sick newborn and premature babies.

Lotteries General Manager of Marketing Andrew Shepherd said the Lott was committed to supporting initiatives that focused on the health and wellbeing of families.

“We have a long history of supporting health initiatives across the country and we are proud to continue that tradition through our donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Regional Hospitals Wishlist,” he said.

“Our donation will help children living in regional areas receive the quality care in hospitals close to their homes and their families, reducing the need to travel.”

Children’s Hospital Foundation Chief Executive Officer Rosie Simpson said the Lott and Golden Casket had been a long-time supporter of the Foundation.

“Golden Casket’s generous donation of $100,000 will allow us to expand our support for regional hospitals across the state to purchase much needed equipment for some of Queensland’s sickest kids,” Ms Simpson said.

“Everything we do for sick and injured kids is made possible by the generosity and support of our donors, partners and the community.”