$30k helps sick bubs at Auburn Hospital

Auburn Hospital operating theatre nurse manager Sarah Sisson, new mum Chen Lin with baby Nathan, midwife Emma Aboagye, Commonwealth Bank representatives Patrick McKane, Esau Iosa and Neetu Nanda.

Newborn babies will benefit from life-saving technology thanks to a $30,000 Centenary Grant from the Commonwealth Bank.

The funds have allowed Auburn Hospital’s operating theatres team to purchase a resuscitation trolley designed for tiny patients.

Auburn Hospital’s director of nursing Kate Murphy said the new trolley, called ‘Panda’ helps newborn babies’ breathing.

“All babies are precious and vulnerable and sometimes when the outcome of a delivery changes, it’s comforting to know we have the latest technology to give these babies every chance to survive,” Ms Murphy said.

“Along with helping babies breathe, the Panda trolley keeps babies warm in the early stages of their life.

“The trolley is a lifesaver. It can also be used in many areas of the hospital including the birth unit, operating theatres and newborn care unit.

“We are extremely grateful to the Commonwealth Bank and their employees for this generous donation.”

To celebrate 100 years of employee giving, the Commonwealth Bank has donated $10 million to the CommBank Foundation for the Centenary Grants.

Auburn Hospital women’s health staff with representatives from Auburn’s Commonwealth Bank.

More than 13,000 current and retired bank employees donate a portion of their income to the program, with Commonwealth Bank contributing up to $2 million each year.

Commonwealth Bank Auburn branch manager Patrick McKone chose Auburn Hospital as their charity because of the inspiring and far-reaching impact of the work undertaken by the staff.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support organisations like Auburn Hospital in the important work they do for our local community,” Mr McKone said.

To find out more about the 100 year history of Commonwealth Bank’s employee giving program or the work being done by the CommBank Foundation visit: www.commbank.com.au/foundation.