Supercars driver races to support Ipswich Children’s Ward
YOUNG patients will benefit from the latest in monitoring equipment thanks to a $13,000 donation from Ipswich V8 Supercars driver Ash Walsh.
The donation from Ash Walsh Motorsport will allow the hospital to purchase a new Philips Monitor for the Children's Ward.
The monitor is a multi-purpose observation monitor that can measure heart rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure both routinely and in critically unwell child.
The equipment allows doctors to accurately monitor heart rhythms and print out results immediately for review.
Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring can benefit a number of patients and is commonly required for deteriorating children, assessment of asthmatic children and those with severe dehydration.
The new monitor is the same as equipment used in the Emergency Department, helping smooth transition of care between departments.
Ash Walsh Motorsports raised most of the funds through a charity dinner at Brothers Leagues Club.