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Golden opportunity to help sick children

Last year’s live radio broadcast by GOLD FM for the Give Me 5 For Kids campaign

The annual donation drive to buy medical equipment to help sick children will come to a close on Friday 23 June when Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) hosts local radio stars for a live broadcast.

GOLD FM’s breakfast announcers Bridge and Spida will wrap up this year’s Give Me 5 For Kids appeal, which fundraises to support children’s wards at GCUH and Tweed Hospital. 

In 2016, the Give Me 5 For Kids appeal helped buy lifesaving items for GCUH patients through the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, the official community charity of Gold Coast Health. 

Equipment purchased included:

  • a C-MAC Video Laryngoscope ($47,000) which improves the safety of intubation in critically unwell children
  • a Drager Jaundice Meter ($24,700) which provides a visual assessment of jaundice in newborn babies to help prevent brain damage
  • an adjustable height baby bath ($4800) that protects mothers from possible back injury while caring for tiny newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • a Kanmed medical baby warmer, waterbed and mattress ($6000) which are designed to provide the right amount of warmth to keep unwell and preterm babies warm, without the need of an incubator.

Give Me 5 For Kids is Southern Cross Austereo’s national fundraiser which has raised almost $20 million in 20 years for more than 40 children’s hospital wards across regional Australia.

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is a community charity that promotes health and helps improve public health care through medical equipment, education, research and more. 

The outdoor broadcast is at GCUH on Friday, 23 June, from 5-9am. 

For more information on Give Me 5 For Kids and how to donate, visit Gold Coast Hospital Foundation.

Last updated 21 Jun 2017