Medical Equipment

In 2011 the Foundation donated two Lymphoedema Compression Pumps to the Calvary Mater Hospital.  These pumps encourage lymph fluid to continue moving and not pool, creating an environment for improved lymphatic drainage.These additional pumps will allow patients living in distant areas of the Hunter and who are suffering from lymphoedema to take a machine home with them for a period of time and self-treat rather than making regular trips to the hospital.

In 2014 the Foundation donated a Scalp Cooling machine to Newcastle Private Hospital.  Scalp cooling is a method of reducing hair loss from the head during treatment with some chemotherapy drugs.  As patients consistently rank hair loss as one of their most feared and experienced side effects of chemotherapy treatment, this machine will have a positive impact on patients receiving treatment at this hospital.