From infant bottle warming devices to neonatal breathing support: Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals receive generous donation

The youngest and smallest patients at Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals (BMDH) will benefit from medical supplies and equipment thanks to the generous donation from a local children’s charity.

The equipment and supplies valued at more than $40,000 were donated by KidsWest, and include infant bottle warming devices, equipment to assist neonates and infants with their breathing and the latest technology to distract children while they undergo medical procedures.

BMDH Paediatrician and co-head of the Blacktown Hospital A82 Children’s Ward, Dr Chris Wong, is grateful for the donation which will be well received by the staff and enhance the high-quality patient care provided.

“We are appreciative of this long-term support and look forward to further collaboration with KidsWest,” Chris said.

KidsWest Executive Director Trevor Oldfield AM has supported BMDH for the past 28 years raising funds for vital medical equipment.

“I’m proud to be involved in supporting hospitals in my backyard and I hope we can raise more than $100k by June 2024,” Trevor said.

KidsWest raises funds through fundraising local activities including bingo, sponsorship from local business and online donations. Click here for further information.