Part of the Hitachi Emerald team with the items donated to the Emerald Neighbourhood Centre at Christmas, 2020.
Part of the Hitachi Emerald team with the items donated to the Emerald Neighbourhood Centre at Christmas, 2020.

Emerald business donates more than $45k to CQ hospitals

It’s more than just a donation when Hitachi Emerald partners with the Humpty Dumpty Foundation – it’s giving back to the broader community that supports them.

The Emerald business has partnered with the children’s charity since 2012, purchasing more than $45,000 worth of equipment for Central Queensland Hospitals.

Its latest donation provided a pulse oximeter ($2180) and breast pump ($3470) for the Emerald Hospital.

“We are privileged to be in position where we can give back to our local community to create a lasting impact that extends beyond our business,” Hitachi Emerald administration manager Kathryn Lynam said.

Humpty Dumpty keeps a regularly updated ‘wish list’ of medical items needed in regional hospitals across Australia, which are purchased with the support of individuals and corporate partners.

Part of the Hitachi Emerald team.
Part of the Hitachi Emerald team.

During the nine-year partnership, Hitachi Emerald has provided funds to purchase equipment for the hospitals in Emerald, Blackwater and Biloela, ranging from $2000 to $29,000.

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is a children’s charity that has been providing essential and lifesaving medical equipment for sick and injured children in Paediatric Wards, Neonatal Units, Maternity and Emergency Departments in hospitals across Australia.

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With the support of individuals and corporate partners, the charity will continue its critical work of providing equipment to save kids lives in rural and metropolitan hospitals.

Ms Lynam said the Emerald team was humbled by its contribution to the community.

“Personally, our first child required many of this equipment and our second child required minimal but still a requirement,” she said.

“There are also others at our workplace who have benefited from this equipment and I’m sure if you spoke to parents who birthed in Emerald, many of them would have stories of these equipment.

“There is no better feeling to know that you are a part of something bigger, and the Emerald community is an amazing community to be a part of.”

The Emerald business will continue to support the community as much as it can, and is encouraging others to do the same if they have the means to.

“We believe that it is important to give back to the community in which we live in,” Ms Lynam said.

“As a business we rely on the community around us and therefore to give back feels like a blessing.

“We highly recommend all businesses contribute to improve the welfare and wellbeing of our broader society.”