Charging station donation: keeping families connected

A new addition to the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital at Westmead will make the lives of parents much easier.

The new device charging station has been generously donated by the Council of Indian Australians after Mr Mohit Kumar, President, experienced the necessity of a safe and secure phone charger first-hand.

Many families face an unplanned and unexpected visit to the Emergency Department. Stressed and anxious, they may also find themselves with a low phone battery, unable to contact loved ones with news and updates.

The installation of the phone charging banks will help families stay connected. The charging bank consists of four pods that lock and unlock with a password, meaning families don’t have to worry about their phone as it charges and can focus all their attention on their sick child.

Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta, was present for the unveiling of the charging banks and was extremely impressed with the Council of Indian Australians’ donation. Mr Mohit Kumar, Mr Sanjay Deshwal, Mr Shail Wadhwa, Ms Simmi Wadhwa and Mr Ashish Desai all visited the hospital to view the device they generously donated in action.

Charging banks are also available at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick in various locations around the hospital including most wards, the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, as well as recovery waiting rooms in the surgical department.

These chargers were donated to the Hospital over five years ago after lobbying from the Parent and Consumer Council.