“Vein finders” help our smallest patients

Blacktown Hospital’s Pink Ladies have generously donated two diaphanascopes, or “vein finders”, to the hospital’s Newborn Care Unit.

These vital pieces of equipment, valued at $4620, highlight the veins like a night light allowing the nursing staff to easily identify babies veins to canulate or require further investigation.

The Pink Ladies are all volunteers and funds have been raised via various fundraising activities.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals fundraising and events manager Sonia Hollands said this is just one example of the good work the volunteers do by raising money for the hospital.

“The Pink Ladies work hard all-year around by selling raffle tickets and the lollie trolley – with all funds going straight back into the hospital for medical equipment,” she said

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