Wenty Leagues Club representatives have dropped into Westmead Hospital to see their $40,000 plus donation of medical equipment in action.
As part of their ClubGrants program, the club has generously supported Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) by funding two new state-of-the-art ultrasound machines valued at $21,500 each, to better assist pregnant women within the Antenatal Clinics and Birth Unit.
The ultrasound machines have been named after Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2D2.
Westmead Hospital’s Women’s and Newborn Health obstetric registrar Dr Amy Goh thanked the club for their donation.
“Ultrasounds allow clinicians and the mother a chance to see the baby growing in the womb and provide us with medical information which helps us plan for delivery,” Dr Goh said.
“We are able to see which way the baby is facing and measure the amount of water in the womb – this helps us determine the type of delivery or if medication is required for a safe delivery.
“The machine will be used plenty of times with the hospital delivering more than 6,000 babies every year.”
Alison Whittaker, WMRF Relationship manager was grateful for the generous donation.
“As a mum of three, I know first-hand the importance of timely ultrasounds,” Mrs Whittaker said.
“Pregnancy can be an anxious time for many women.
“Ultrasound scans are useful to diagnose potential complications in pregnancy.
“Thank you Wenty Leagues Club for your generous donation.”