Mount Panorama Lions Club Makes Generous Donation to Bathurst Base Hospital | western avocado


A year of fundraising came to fruition for the Mount Panorama Lions Club, which donated five medical devices to the Bathurst base hospital. The four vital signs monitors and the colposcopy machine are expected to benefit staff and patients in the maternity ward and obstetrics and gynecology clinic. Bathurst Health Service chief executive Cathy Marshall said the machines will allow the hospital to provide a much more accessible service. “This means we can leave a vital signs machine in each of our labor rooms as well as in the postnatal room so we don’t have to move them around as much from patient to patient,” he said. she declared. ALSO MAKE NEWS: Bathurst Legacy calls for more volunteers”[They’re] more easily accessible for midwives and medical staff and in an emergency the machine is right there so it is quickly accessible. Mount Panorama Lions Club manager Dean Ward said he and his wife Lorraine suggested the hospital would be a worthy beneficiary of the club. Fundraisers and members were more than happy to agree. The club was able to secure a total of $53,500 to cover the costs of the five machines. ALSO MAKING NEWS: Ricky’s Breath will be jaggering around Keystone this Friday for a local gig. and donations made by “people who want to make a difference”, the club raised $42,200. The remaining $11,300 was donated by the Australian Lions Foundation. “It’s just fantastic to see this come to fruition,” Mr Ward said. really good, it took us about a year to get there and we are very happy with the result. ALSO MAKING NEWS: ‘Skyrocketing’ costs lead to another tight budget for Bathurst council ‘Lorraine has a medical background, she was a nurse so that was close to her heart as well and it’s really good to see that this goes to a worthy cause. “As I understand the maternity ward hasn’t had a lot of donations, a lot of it seems to go to other areas of the hospital first, so there was a need there and they’re obviously happy. ” Ms Marshall thanked the club for the generous donation which will not only ease some pressure on the hospital but will also help educate the trainees. “We are very grateful to the Mount Panorama Lions Club because we should have waited a very long time for funds to purchase these updated machines,” she said. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date information to Here’s how you can access our trusted content: