Sleep monitor donation for LGH

Children at the Launceston General Hospital's paediatric unit can look forward to improved treatment thanks to the donation of new monitoring equipment.

The Tasmania Police Charity Trust donated almost $10,000 to buy a transcutaneous monitor, which will allow the paediatric unit to upgrade its sleep study equipment.

4K Nurse Manager Sonja Leonard said that the sleep studies unit treats children with sleep disorders.

"It is currently the only paediatric sleep diagnostic service in Tasmania," Ms Leonard said. "The new equipment assists by monitoring nocturnal respiratory conditions without disturbing the young patient."

The charity trust provided $5000 initially towards the purchase of the monitor late last year. Today, a cheque for more than $4800 will be handed over - the last instalment of the funds towards the outright purchase of the monitor.

"One of the Trust's missions is to make a difference in people's lives," deputy chair of the trust, deputy police commissioner Scott Tilyard said.

"Providing equipment that can assist children and parents to get a better night's sleep will certainly make a difference."

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