Manukau Courier : February 1st 2011
6 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 NEWS 65 RAGLAN ST. MANGERE EAST OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 6am - 8.30pm Sat-Sun 7am - 8.30pm Specials End This Sunday We reserve the right to correct any errors or misprints Chicken Thighs 4kg Chicken Roasting Fowls Cabbage Starz Multipack Drinks 24s Fijian Cassava 2kg Fijian CHESTNUT (EFE) Surimi Salad Mix 1kg 69c ea $4.99 pkt $5.99 bag Potatoes 10kg $17.99 bag $2.99 bag $26.00 kg Tonga Kava $9.89 tray $6.99 bag 3 for $10 2882257BA New ultrasound a gift for Starship's sick kids Much-needed machine: Helen Bailie's 10-month-old daughter Danielle is one of many children who will benefit from the new portable ultrasound machine launched at Starship last week. Starship radiology clinical director Sally Vogel is excited about the new device. Photo: SARAH MOYES By SARAH MOYES At five weeks old Danielle Loader s jaundice still hadn t gone away. I thought the doctors were just going to send her for some sunbathing, her mum Helen Bailie says. After several tests, including many ultrasounds, 10-month-old Danielle was diagnosed with a serious liver condition, as well as hepatitis. She is now waiting for a trans- plant to replace her deteriorating liver and is mostly fed through a tube. The Starship Foundation has just been given a new portable ultrasound machine to help diag- nose and monitor children like Danielle. Starship radiology clinical direc- tor Sally Vogel says ultrasounds are used a lot with children. They are non-invasive, painless and have no radiation. These machines will be used on children from all over New Zea- land. Real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson donated the device which cost $196,000. Its local branches around Auckland raised close to $60,000 to go towards the purchase by holding community events like raffles, swim-a-thons and quiz nights. This is going to be a huge benefit for sick kids in the hospital, Dr Vogel says. The machine is portable and can easily be wheeled to the bedside of a sick patient. Starship has only two other ultrasounds, one of which is outdated. This will effectively give us two good machines. Starship Foundation chief execu- tive Brad Clark says helping the hospital get equipment such as the ultrasound is what the foundation is all about. This is a key part of keeping these little ones alive. This will keep the hospital at that world-class level that it s at.
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