Auxiliary donate vital equipment

Registered Nurse at Shellharbour Hospital Debbie Millburn with Shellharbour Auxiliary members Joan Duncan, Wendy Cook, Edna Harley and Lyn Thompson. Picture Eliza Winkler

Registered Nurse at Shellharbour Hospital Debbie Millburn with Shellharbour Auxiliary members Joan Duncan, Wendy Cook, Edna Harley and Lyn Thompson. Picture Eliza Winkler

SHELLHARBOUR Hospital Auxiliary has donated vital medical equipment to Shellharbour Hospital to help improve patient diagnosis.

During the past 12 months the auxiliary has raised more than $37,000 for various equipment and services for the hospital.

With the funds the auxiliary was able to purchase a $16,000 Bladder Scanner, blanket warmers, a physiology table, spot vital units and other items. 

President of the Shellharbour Auxiliary Lyn Thompson said the equipment was to help improve patient comfort and help hospital staff with instant diagnosis. 

“The bladder scanner was urgently needed at the hospital. It provides an instant diagnosis for kidney and bladder functions,” she said.

“The scanner is used on a lot of patients that come to the hospital for multiple reasons.

“Having this state-of-the-art equipment available makes it easier for the staff to diagnosis patients faster and also makes it more comfortable for the patients.”

Publicity officer of the auxiliary Edna Harley said the members were “thrilled” to see the equipment in the hospital.

“It gives us a great sense of achievement to stand back and see all the work and fundraising we have done be implemented here in the hospital,” she said.

The 78 members of the auxiliary run various fundraisers throughout the region and will be holding a clearance sale of crochet and knitted goods in the hospital foyer on July 31 from 9.30am to 1pm. 

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