Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg’s paediatric capacity is growing thanks to the support of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund.
The facility will receive four additional paediatric cots valued at more than $20,000 to support the growing number of children accessing Mater’s Ear Nose and Throat services in the Wide Bay region.
Bundaberg Private Hospital Bundaberg General Manager Catherine Hackney said the cots would complement the exceptional care already provided by Mater.
“These fantastic four paediatric cots will enable us to provide an even greater range of services to the families of Bundaberg and Wide Bay,” Ms Hackney said.
“I want to sincerely thank the Aurizon Community Giving Fund for recognising the importance of these cots for our facility and ensuring we have outstanding equipment for every patient of every age.”
Mater Foundation Chief Executive Andrew Thomas said Mater Foundation was proud to partner with other leading regional organisations such as Aurizon to deliver better outcomes for regional Queensland patients.
“Thanks to community generosity, whether it is through individual donations or contributions from other businesses such as Aurizon, Mater continues to be a leader in compassionate care for regional Queenslanders,” Mr Thomas said.
“This is a story of the community coming together, including people who purchase a ticket in a Mater Prize Home for $2, people who support events like Mater Giving Day, and philanthropists, all united by the goal of improving patient outcomes.”
“Mater Foundation will continue to fund vital equipment as well as healthcare services to regional hospitals across Queensland to ensure that every Queenslander, regardless of where they live, has access to the best possible healthcare.”
Aurizon Managing Director and CEO Andrew Harding said the purchase of paediatric cots for Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg was one of 29 donations made in the latest round of the Community Giving Fund.
“The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is part of Aurizon’s ongoing commitment to supporting and engaging with the local communities where our people live and work, with funding provided in the areas of education, community safety, environment and health and wellbeing,” Mr Harding said.
“As Australia’s largest rail freight business, we are proud to be providing support to communities right across Australia – from Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg to mental health first aid support in Western Australia and First nations cultural education in South Australia.”
For more information about the Aurizon Community Giving Fund click here.