Current appeal – Critical Care Unit

We are excited to share with you our plans to build a new Critical Care Unit at The Bays Hospital.  Our purpose-built, six bed Critical Care Unit will become the heart of our hospital, capable of providing complex, multi-system life support, mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal renal support (dialysis) services and invasive cardiovascular monitoring.

Until our purpose-built Unit opens in January 2019, we have upgraded the capabilities of our existing High Dependency Unit to offer a higher level of care. With this upgrade, patients are guaranteed immediate access to intensive care specialists, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which will reduce the need for patients to be transferred away from Mornington.

Families won’t have to travel as far to visit their loved ones in hospital and can rest easy knowing that there are more extensive critical care services available at their local hospital. As the Mornington Peninsula community continues to grow, so too must the services that support our community, not least of which is our community managed hospital. Our critical care level service is now similar to what would be found in a major metropolitan Critical Care Unit.  We need the help of you, our Community Members to help us raise vital funds so we can purchase life saving equipment for our new service sooner!

As a charitable hospital, operating on a completely not-for-profit basis, donations assist us to ensure we keep at the forefront and our patients have access to the most sophisticated medical equipment. We operate in a complex and constantly changing sector where investment in technology and innovation is critical to providing the most effective healthcare available.

These advances, along with the need to continually upgrade and invest in our facilities is costly and is why we ask the community to support our services.  By working as one,  The Bays will go from strength to strength, taking advantage of the exciting opportunities that advances in medical care will bring.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation that will help us equip our Critical Care Unit with the very latest, most advanced equipment.

Critical Care Unit Equipment Wish list

Item  Units Needed Cost per Unit Total Cost
Patient Ventilators 4 $49,000 $196,000
Critical Care Beds 3 $25,000 $75,000
Ultrasound Unit 1 $90,000 $90,000
Haemofilter 1 $75,000 $75,000
Temporary Pacemaker 2 $6,929 $13,858
Patient Monitors 6 $15,000 $90,000
Infusion Pumps 13 $2,500 $32,500
Emergency Trolley 1 $18,000 $18,000