Better Foundation funds state-of-the-art equipment, world’s best practice research, and advanced education for medical staff. These enhance care for the hospitals’ patients and are not available from the limited State budget.
Delivering safe and quality care is expensive, and unfortunately there is a gap between what the State Government can afford and the ideal equipment, training and research. Your donations, through the Better Foundation, can help bridge this gap.
Better Foundation works collaboratively with the many community groups and individuals who assist Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals. We complement the wonderful work done by our hospital volunteers, Pink Ladies and Auxiliary groups.
In our early years, equipment is our priority. Better Foundation works with our Hospitals’ skilled clinicians who advise us on the doctors’ and nurses’ priorities for investment in equipment.
All equipment purchased for Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals stays in the hospitals.
Better Foundation understands that quality research leads to clinical break throughs.
Medical science advances because wonderful researchers are prepared to commit their lives to always looking for better ways of providing health care and innovating new ideas. Donations to Better Foundation can be directed to providing the opportunities for clinicians to undertake important world’s best practice research.
Better Foundation supports our hospitals to have staff with the very best skills.
More skills mean better care for patients and their families. Government funding can only provide base line education and training. Donations to Better Foundation can be directed to education and training of the Hospital’s staff to improve service to the community.
An engaging, flexible sensory space that is inviting for our dementia patients and their carers.
Blacktown Hospital hosts specialised aged care wards and is home to a unit which caters for patients with dementia and behavioural issues.
Research has shown that natural surroundings can have a profound effect on people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life. Gardens designed specifically to support people with dementia provide therapeutic activities designed to maximise retained cognitive and physical abilities and lessen the confusion and agitation often associated with the condition.
Provision of a Fibroscan to fight liver disease.
We were able to contribute to the purchase of a Fibroscan - an ultrasound-like device that is a non-invasive, easy to use and safe method of determining damage to the liver. Caused by diabetes, obesity, alcohol or hepatitis – all common clinical conditions in our local communities of Western Sydney.
This device replaces the need for invasive liver biopsies and provides an essential tool to assess patients quickly, safely and accurately, to provide early access to treatments.