New hospital beds for patients

Thanks to a significant donation from the Drouin Auxiliary earlier this year, the West Gippsland Hospital recently took delivery of 48 new hospital beds.Technology advances have seen the design of beds improve in recent years with superior clinical and safety features, such as an increased safe working load up to 220kg in comparison to previous bed capacity of 150kg.

Patients have commented that the integrated electric control functions are easy and simple to use and that the new beds provide the upmost in comfort.

The Drouin Auxiliary donated $400,000 to the West Gippsland Healthcare Group in February this year which also funded new medical equipment for the operating theatre, syringe drivers for aged and palliative care, epidural pumps for the maternity unit, a new patient examination couch for preadmissions and hovermatts and slide sheets for all wards.