They will be driving “Errol” a Subaru Brumby ute through Tasmania from the 14th to 21st of September. On this trip, they hope to add to the $100k+ total funds Two Dads have already raised for remote and regional health services.
Regional and Remote Health
You can learn a lot about KidzFix here.
However, most people want to know “where do the funds raised go?”
PROJECT 1 – VICTORIA – $9,330
Latrobe Regional Hospital – Sleeper Beds
The purchase of four sleeper beds for the Thomson Unit, provides a bed for parents/guardians when staying overnight to care and support their children during a hospital stay.
PROJECT 2 – TASMANIA – $20,000
North West Hospital – Outdoor Playground
The outdoor courtyard at the Paediatric Ward is unsafe and not usable by the children staying in hospital. The need to resurface the courtyard, provide play equipment and furniture that is safe and able to be used by the children and their families to bring some enjoyment to their hospital stay.
PROJECT 3 – VICTORIA – $35,200
Numurkah Hospital – Antenatal Ultrasound Machine and Equipment
Through the purchase of this equipment, Numurkah Hospital will be able to provide antenatal support. This equipment will be able to better support obstetrician/gynecologist clinic to facilitate care for high risk pregnant women. It aids in the early identification and monitoring of babies’ health which reduces risk to the baby and mother.
PROJECT 4 – NSW – $16,651
Shoalhaven Hospital – Atom Neo Cot
The Shoalhaven Hospital will be provided with five Atom Neo Cots with Hi/Low stand, equipment drawer and IV pole to provide safe and efficient treatment beds for patients in the Paediatric ward.
PROJECT 5 – NSW – $15,350
Milton/Ulladulla Hospital – Paediatric equipment
Milton/Ulladulla Hospital is small but provides essential services to the people in the southern area of the Shoalhaven district. The hospital has a vital need of various equipment to be able to treat Paediatric patients present at the hospital, so they don’t need transferring to a larger hospital. The maternity service running the Milton Hospital does newborn home visits and requires equipment to ensure correct treatment.
PROJECT 6 – NSW – $38,000
Westmead Kids Rehab – Clinical Station
The purchase of an Xcite FES Clinical Station will be used to treat children with a spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury or cerebral palsy. The station allows stimulation to elicit functional movement allowing a patient’s paralysed or weak muscles to improve the rehabilitation intensity of treatment.
Personal Trivia and Stories
Team Two Dads was formed by David and his best friend Derek. They both had to use air ambulances when their sons came to this world prematurely (28 weeks). In fact, were it not for remote health equipment like air ambulances, Patrick and Lucas would not be here. So David and Derek started team Two Dads in order to raise money for people in a similar predicament as they found themselves.
Errol Flynn was a Tasmanian born actor who was Australia’s first “leading man” in Hollywood. He was the first Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger or Mel Gibson – only cooler.
He also happened to go to school where Bruce Ward (David and Andrew’s father) went to school. Bruce Ward was nothing like Errol Flynn. But in the same way we Australian like to call a red-haired man “blue”, Bruce got the nickname “Errol”.
The Subaru ute driven by Two Dads is called “Errol” in homage to Bruce Ward.
3 Minute Angels Support
3 Minute Angels has giving as one of our corporate values.
We are financially supporting the costs of the rally and donating directly to the projects outlined above.
3 Minute Angels Facebook will be a great place to follow the journey of team Two Dads.