Ultrasound machines donation that could save lives

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Henry and Jenny Ngai of ABC Tissue Products.
This is what our donation bought: Henry and Jenny Ngai of ABC Tissue Products with a Liverpool Hospital staff member.

When it comes to emergency medicine, speed is just as important as accuracy.

A donation from south west Sydney manufacturer ABC Tissue Products of two new ultrasound machines to Liverpool Hospital’s Emergency Department has meant doctors and nurses can continue to quickly and accurately diagnose patients in real time.

The acting director of Emergency Medicine at Liverpool Hospital, Penelope Weir, said patients will be the biggest beneficiaries of the $100,000 donation which has enabled the purchase of a SonoSite X-Porte Ultrasound Kiosk and a SonoSite M-Turbo Ultrasound system.

“We use the ultrasound machines on a daily basis and they are incredibly helpful in emergency departments,’’ Dr Weir said.

“The machines enable our doctors to carefully examine a patient at their bedside, allowing for immediate changes to the management of a patient and their condition if needed.

“The increased portability and ease of use in the ultrasound machines mean that emergency department staff can use them to diagnose potentially life threatening conditions,” Dr Weir said.

ABC Tissue Products managing director Henry Ngai said he was happy to contribute toward better health outcomes for the local community.

“We are one of the biggest tissue manufacturers in Australia but our strength is in our local people,” Mr Ngai said.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“Donating equipment to Liverpool Hospital is a great opportunity for ABC Tissue Products to support the community who support us,’’ he said.[/social_quote]

Acting Liverpool Hospital general manager Stefan Perkovic said the hospital has always enjoyed great support from local organisations and the community.

“We are extremely grateful to Henry and Jenny Ngai and the team at ABC Tissue Products for helping us to continue providing the best care we can for our patients and supporting our staff in doing so,” Mr Perkovic said.

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