Solaris Paper has partnered with the KidsWest Foundation to provide much-needed funds to purchase paediatric obs machine for the Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospital (BMDH) in Western Sydney to support patients and medical staff. This machine is a non-invasive way of accurately monitoring the vital signs of sick children and babies to assist doctors and nurses to quickly diagnose, monitor and treat them efficiently and without trauma.

CEO of Solaris Paper, Paul Tonkin, and KidsWest Executive Director, Trevor Oldfield, today presented this vital obs machine to Ned Katrib, Acting General Manager of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals, and BMDH hospital staff.

Mr. Tonkin said the joint donation to BMDH is a great opportunity to give back to the community and neighbours.

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with KidsWest again this year, and help BMDH to recognise the efforts of doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff that work around the clock to help those in need,” Mr Tonkin said.

BMDH is one of the busiest hospitals in Western Sydney, with the highest volume of paediatric emergency and medicine attendances of any facility in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

In receiving this donation of equipment Mr. Katrib said this donation will help BMDH continue providing critical care and services to its patients.

“Without the support of organisations like Solaris Paper and KidWest we wouldn’t be able to give residents in Western Sydney the care and treatment they deserve. Our partnership with Kids West has spanned many decades and their support allows us to purchase vital equipment that isn’t covered for by our current funding’ said Mr. Katrib.

Solaris Paper and KidsWest have collaborated for the past two years to support the Western Sydney region and give back to local organisations that invest back into the community.

Mr Oldfield highlighted the positive impact that the partnership with Solaris Paper has delivered to communities in the region.

“Working together with Solaris Paper helps us continue to invest in the community and support services that are vital to the health, well-being and prosperity of the people of Western Sydney,” said Mr. Oldfield.



Solaris Paper was established in Australia in 2007. Since its establishment, the company has invested heavily in the Australian market, including the build of its 18,000m2 state-of-the-art converting facility at Greystanes, Sydney, which employs 50 people.

The company maintains a strict, zero-tolerance policy for illegal fibre entering the supply chain and implements comprehensive, independently audited systems to ensure that the raw materials it purchases are from legal and responsibly managed forests.

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