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COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

Cabrini has never asked for emergency support but like everyone else, we have never been in a situation like this.

We urgently need your support to provide specialised equipment to ensure the safety of our patients and to optimise the safety and skills of our staff.

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Ventilators with Humidifiers – $60,000 each – 10 needed (total $600,000)

For critically ill patients who are unable to breathe on their own





Critical Care Nurses – $90,000 – 3 months coverage needed

Additional staff to care for the critically ill





Personal Protective Equipment – $250,000 – 3 months coverage needed

To ensure our front line staff are protected from contracting the virus, so they can continue to care for the growing number of patients




Intensive Care Unit Beds – $200,000 each – 10 needed ($2,000,000 total)

Additional beds required for predicted surge of COVID-19 patients





Video Laryngoscopes – $15,000 each – 4 needed ($60,000)

Used in the ED when patients require intubation for assisted breathing





Emergency Screening Kits – $200 each – 900 required ($180,000 total)

For screening of patients who present at the Emergency Department with COVID-19 symptoms.





High Flow Oxygen Sets – $4,000 each – 20 required ($80,000 total)

For non-invasive respiratory assistance for patients requiring additional support in breathing





Bariatric Trolley – $13,388

For the transportation of bariatric patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms or other medical conditions





Mobile X-Ray Machines – $150,000 – 2 needed ($300,000 total)

To ensure isolated patients requiring x-ray can have them on the Respiratory and Infectious Diseases ward, eliminating the need to transport them through the hospital which reduces risk to themselves and others




Staff Testing Clinic – $48,000

For the testing of staff, so they can continue to care for the growing number of patients





Hospital Entry Point Thermometer Testing (Equipment and Staff – All Cabrini sites) – $70,000 total

To restrict entry to the hospital and reduce the risk of infection from people entering the hospital





If you would like to discuss any of the items on this list, please contact our office on 03 9508 1380 or email
*images are indicative of the type of equipment we require and may not be exactly as pictured


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