As part of a wider program to upgrade vital medical equipment at Werribee Mercy Hospital, the Werribee Hospital Foundation agreed to fund five new anaesthetic machines at a total costs of $295,000.
Foundation Chairman Nik Tsardakis said, “the foundation is delighted to be able to contribute to such an important project. Our donors expect the foundation to do whatever it can to ensure our local hospital has the very best equipment available for the community.”
Mother and Baby Unit opens at Werribee Mercy Hospital
A key contribution is made by Werribee Hospital Foundation toward a new Mother and Baby Unit in September 2003.
$300,000 is provided by the Foundation toward the new unit, providing short-term treatment and care for mothers experiencing postnatal disorders or a pre-existing psychiatric illness. The Unit provides a safe and calm environment in which to strengthen the mother-baby bond and aids the recovery of mothers to enable them to live in the community with appropriate support.
The Unit has eight beds and an eight cot inpatient unit that provides vital support to women and babies up to 12 months of age throughout the western metro region.