Premature, sick and injured babies are set for a smooth ride with the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Commonwealth Bank to fund a new a humidi-crib slide.
The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter was nominated for the grant by staff from the Coolum Beach Branch of the Commonwealth Bank and Branch Manager, Alyson Chadban together with Customer Service Specialist, Lauren Browne met with AGL Action Rescue Helicopter’s CEO David Donaldson yesterday to hand over the significant $10,000 donation.
This vital piece of medical equipment ensures newborns requiring lifesaving medical treatment are quickly and safely secured during their journey.
The slide acts as a mount, locking in the humidi-cribs that house and protect Action Rescue’s infant patients.
Branch Manager, Alyson Chadban says she and her team are proud to be supporting a vital community service like the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter.
“We are firmly committed to making a positive difference in Queensland in the communities in which we operate by investing in local initiatives,” Ms Chadban said.
“This year the Commonwealth Bank has awarded 244 grants to organisations across the country that support the health and wellbeing of children, like the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter.”
Every year the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter transfers around 50 babies – accompanied by a specialist neo-natal doctor and nurse – from the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg regions to the State’s larger metropolitan hospitals.