Unclaimed lotto helps sick Bundaberg babies

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Golden Casket Bundaberg donation
The Lott through Golden Casket has donated a $7000 Giraffe Blue Spot PT Lite Phototherapy System to Bundaberg Hospital.

The Lott through Golden Casket has donated a $7000 Giraffe Blue Spot PT Lite Phototherapy System to Bundaberg Hospital from unclaimed lottery winnings.

The equipment provides intensive phototherapy to babies with jaundice, which if left untreated can have severe health implications.

The Bundaberg Hospital donation is part of a $100,000 contribution to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Regional Hospitals Wishlist, funded from unclaimed prize money.

Golden Casket Bundaberg donation appreciated

The Regional Hospitals Wishlist aims to improve the standard of care provided to sick children in Queensland by delivering vital equipment to hospitals throughout the state and therefore reducing the need for families to travel to major cities for ongoing treatment and support.

Bundaberg Hospital paediatrician Dr Matt Wakeley said the donation would support the care of babies suffering from jaundice.

“We are very thankful for the support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation and their donors who have supported the purchase of a Giraffe Blue Spot Lite Phototherapy system for our Paediatric Ward,” he said.

“The system allows us to deliver an effective treatment for jaundice in babies, a common medical condition, which if not managed appropriately can result in severe long-term health effects.

“Previously, we have had to access equipment for treating jaundice through our maternity unit, which can be problematic if newborn babies also require the treatment.”

Golden Casket general manager Andrew Shepherd said the Lott was committed to supporting initiatives that focused on the health and well-being of Queensland families.

“We have a long history of supporting health initiatives across the country and we are proud to continue that tradition through our donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Regional Hospitals Wishlist,” he said.

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