COVID-19 is currently at the forefront of our minds. Our local hospitals are steadily preparing for a huge increase in patients needing critical care due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
During this time, our hospitals are under unprecedented demand. Our doctors and nurses are working around the clock and are taking every precaution to ensure that we sustainably contain the virus while giving those affected the best possible care.
In the coming weeks we will need to scale up our service in a way we never had before. Now, more than ever, we need your support.
Blacktown Hospital is quickly creating a dedicated COVID-19 ward to meet the anticipated demand. Our testing facility is available to the public and open from 7am – 11pm every day to ensure we identify as many cases as possible and act accordingly.
Our aim is to ensure that affected patients can be treated in this specialised, isolated clinic, not only for COVID-19 but for any other conditions that patient may have. For example, if a patient has a heart condition and is diagnose with COVID-19, the hospital needs can no longer send them to the cardiac ward to avoid infecting other patients so we need to be full equipped to manage all their health issues from the dedicated ward. To do this successfully, we urgently need additional equipment. While the State Government has funded some vital equipment, we need more life-saving machines to help our doctors and nurses on the frontline deliver best quality care to our community.
Here is a list of the most critical equipment that the hospitals need to adequately treat patients during this time.
With your support, we can ensure that our hospitals are equipped and ready to take on this crisis.