You can help protect all patients from serious complications
When you go into hospital, you want to be treated as quickly and effectively as possible. And then go home.
However, while a patient is in hospital – even the best hospitals in the world – things don’t always run smoothly. At such a vulnerable time, they can get an infection or even experience a severe and unexpected complication like stroke, heart attack or kidney problems.
Your gift today will help put a new hospital-wide, real-time blood glucose alert system into action – one that will help protect all patients. It’s a first for Australia. A pioneering use of technology that, in the RMH clinical research trial, helped reduce hospital infection by an incredible 70%.
For people like Hayley, who’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s a vital, potentially life-saving measure. As many as 1.8 million Australians have diabetes, and there are an estimated 500,000 more who have it, but don’t yet know.
The new blood glucose alert system will remotely track the blood glucose levels of every single patient in the hospital. A diabetes specialist can then go directly to the bedside of someone whose levels show significant change, and treat them at the very earliest opportunity.
Treatment will go from reactive to proactive. You’ll help prevent people like Hayley from suffering potentially life-threatening complications.