Patients and aged care residents will benefit from the proceeds of West Gippsland Hospital’s Annual Equipment Appeal launched this week.
The Appeal aims to raise funds to purchase a maternity birthing bed and vital medical equipment including high dependency patient monitors, a bladder scanner and dialysis treatment chair. Aged care residents will benefit from pressure relieving recliners and new shower chairs.
West Gippsland Healthcare Group Board Chair, Christine Holland, said the Annual Hospital Equipment Appeal was a major fundraiser for the health service.
“It has been an especially challenging time for the health service over the past two years responding to the impact of forced theatre closures, a cyber attack and now a pandemic.”
“A flyer with donation form attached has been released to help people make donations easily.”
“We’ve also written to community members and released the flyer in the Warragul and Drouin Gazette and via social media.”
“We have an incredibly supportive community to which we are most grateful. We are mindful that some of our loyal donors may have been impacted by the pandemic however if people are in a position to give we would be most grateful. People can chose to donate any amount towards an equipment item.”
Chief Executive Officer, Dan Weeks said the six pieces of medical equipment identified would assist people of all ages from new mothers and babies, to people needing high dependency care, dialysis treatment, medical care, and aged care.
“100% of donations received will go directly to the equipment appeal. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible, so with the end of the financial year approaching, community members may wish to contribute to the Appeal.”
People can donate to the WGHG Annual Equipment Appeal securely online by visiting: wghg.com.au/our-services/donate
They can mail by post to Reply Paid 121, Annual Hospital Equipment Appeal 2018, 41 Landsborough Street, Warragul, Vic 3820.
People can also drop in donations to the Hospital’s Public Relations Office or phone 03 5623 0600.
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