Auxiliary funds urgent care beds

Therese Jess, Lorine Paterson and Kathy Lewis with one of the new urgent care beds.

Therese Jess, Lorine Paterson and Kathy Lewis with one of the new urgent care beds.

ARARAT - The East Grampians Health Service Auxiliary has funded two urgent care beds which will help to further accommodate the community.

These beds at the East Grampians Health Service are state of the art in emergency care and will assist patients' needs and staff efficiency.

The funds for the two urgent care beds came from a movie night and the annual Women, Wellbeing and Wisdom Dinner held last year.

East Grampians Health Service Auxiliary president Margie Kilpatrick said she believes that fundraising for the Health Service is a vital community service.

"I am so pleased our Auxiliary has worked tirelessly to fundraise for East Grampians Health Service and the urgent care beds are a wonderful result," she said.

East Grampians Health Service Inpatient Unit manager Lorine Paterson is delighted to have the new beds in the Urgent Care Department.

"These beds have hydraulic mechanisms so that the physical stress on staff is greatly reduced," she said.

"The health service is grateful to auxiliary for donating the two new urgent care beds which we will use on a daily basis. We are so lucky to have such a committed and hardworking group of women in our community."

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