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Costing $4,850 each to purchase, the Tom 2 Cott provides increased safety and comfort for patients and suits all ages of infants and young children who require use of a cot during their stay at the hospital.
The new cots also allow the paediatric unit to accept patients in a more timely and efficient manner from areas such as the Emergency Department through increased capacity.
One of the cots has been funded through a donation to the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation from a local woman, Margaret Toleman, and her family in memory of a sister that was stillborn in 1946.
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said the Foundation was pleased to be able to make these new additions for the paediatric unit a reality.
“These new beds will make a difference for our young patients in the paediatric unit and their families,” Mrs Kennedy said.
“We are particularly grateful for the contribution from Margaret and her family in honour of their stillborn sister.”
Pictured: (L-R) Dinny Madden, Jim Madden and Margaret Toleman; siblings who purchased one of the cots for the pediatric unit to honour their sister who was stillborn in 1946.