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Christmas Appeal 2020

This Christmas the Werribee Hospital Foundation is raising funds for the purchase of a new piece of equipment for the Paediatric Ward – an AccuVein. AccuVein is an innovation in medical imagining technology that gives health carers a visual on veins beneath the surface, thereby radically reducing the margin of error in cannula insertion.

This is the world’s most commonly performed invasive medical procedure, that routinely takes several attempts to get right

What is AccuVein?

A device that makes multiple painful and traumatising attempts at cannula insertion a thing of the past

The AccuVein will transform this procedure on our Paediatric Ward. Particularly for our 0-5 year old patients whose tiny feint veins are notoriously hard to locate. An AccuVein will make finding babies and small children’s veins faster and more accurate. It will make multiple painful and traumatising attempts at cannula insertion a thing of the past. At present they’re a daily reality.

At $8,250 the AccuVein is surely within our collective reach.

Children are already under emotional stress when they arrive at hospital. A negative experience at the point of admission can create a sense of fear for the whole of the child’s stay. This sort of incident can have a permanent impact, felt acutely by sick children who have a lifetime of frequent hospitalisations and intravenous cannulas, with a fresh trauma every time.

The new Paediatric Ward saw over 2,000 admissions in its first year alone and gets busier by the week as people become more aware that we’re fully operational.

SHARING IS CARING

AccuVein AV500

This Christmas let’s get behind the Paediatric Unit and the sick children in their care. Spending time in hospital is never ideal, but at Christmas, as a child, it’s hardest of all.

At $8,250 the AccuVein is surely within our collective reach. To reach our target we need:

  • 4 gifts of $ 500

  • 5 gifts of $ 250

  • 10 gifts of $ 100

  • 50 gifts of $ 50

  • 60 gifts of $ 25

100% of donations are attributed to the purchase of the AccuVein.

A plaque on the machine’s stand will acknowledge community support via this appeal. On the ward, in use every day, the AccuVein will translate as a better care experience for our young patients and their families, and easier working day in the lives of our dedicated healthcare professionals.

PS. Perhaps you’d like to consider making a gift in the name of your child or grandchild as a new way to show them how much you care. Gift certificates are available on request.

AccuVein AV500

This Christmas let’s get behind the Paediatric Unit and the sick children in their care. Spending time in hospital is never ideal, but at Christmas, as a child, it’s hardest of all.

At $8,250 the AccuVein is surely within our collective reach. To reach our target we need:

  • 4 gifts of $ 500

  • 5 gifts of $ 250

  • 10 gifts of $ 100

  • 50 gifts of $ 50

  • 60 gifts of $ 25

100% of donations are attributed to the purchase of the AccuVein.

A plaque on the machine’s stand will acknowledge community support via this appeal. On the ward, in use every day, the AccuVein will translate as a better care experience for our young patients and their families, and easier working day in the lives of our dedicated healthcare professionals.

PS. Perhaps you’d like to consider making a gift in the name of your child or grandchild as a new way to show them how much you care. Gift certificates are available on request.