Firm gives ventilator

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday February 11th, 2014

 THE Port Moresby General Hospital has been given a ventilator by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Hospital chief executive officer, Grant Muddle welcomed the donation saying it will help in treating patients in the intensive care unit and accident and emergency ward.

“This portable ventilator will not only save lives in ICU but in the accident and emergency ward. And because it is portable, it can be moved from one ward to the another if required,” he said.

He said the hospital already had five ventilators.

Lynn Walsh, the principal for assurance and business advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said she had experienced a situation at the ICU before and knew how important the machine was.

“I’m happy to be here donating this machine as I know it is greatly needed and will save lives,” she said.

The donations are a part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers annual donations to the health sector from funds raised through their fundraisings.

The ventilator Oxylog 3000-plus will be commissioned next week and will be in use the following week.