Back from left: WGHG’s Leanne Coupland, Kate Palmer, Meredith Davey and Clare Fyfield. Front from left: Rotary Club of Drouin’s Merv Deppeler, WGHG Board Chair Christine Holland and Rotary Club of Drouin’s Tim Wills.
Ultrasound donation helps young patients

Children with continence issues will be diagnosed quicker and easier thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Drouin to the West Gippsland Hospital Annual Equipment Appeal.

WGHG Director Allied and Community Health, Audra Fenton, said it was a major boost for the Continence team who work with people of all ages Including children and people with disabilities.

“This is the first time we will have an ultra sound machine for continence assessment which will be of great benefit to clients.
“The machine will help assess and begin to treat young patients quickly reducing the need for invasive examination or X-ray.”

Rotary Club of Drouin’s Merv Deppeler said the club was pleased to assist the West Gippsland Hospital Equipment Appeal.

“Our club raises money through a number of activities including money raised from our Farmers and Produce Market at Drouin.

“By providing funding to the Hospital Appeal our club is able to return money to the community to improve health outcomes,” he said.

The West Gippsland Hospital Annual Equipment appeal will continue through July and aims to raise $100,000 for six vital pieces of medical equipment.

For more information on the West Gippsland Hospital Annual Equipment Appeal phone 03 5623 0600