Aux­il­iary hopes to buy Sara-St­edy for el­derly

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

BIGGEN­DEN Hospi­tal aux­il­iary has high hopes its forth­com­ing tombola will raise enough funds to buy a spe­cial piece of equip­ment to ben­e­fit el­derly pa­tients. Reg­is­tered nurse and aux­il­iary mem­ber Linda Fuller said the Sara-St­edy, cost­ing $2100, was a proven mo­bil­ity-pro­mot­ing sup­port aid that en­cour­aged pa­tients and res­i­dents to stand up in­de­pen­dently.

“I saw the ap­pa­ra­tus in use in re­hab in Bund­aberg while I was un­der­tak­ing a course,” she said.

“I felt it was an ideal piece of equip­ment for our hospi­tal, es­pe­cially with our 11 long-stay aged pa­tients,” she said.

The tombola will be held at the me­mo­rial hall on Satur­day, July 19, with the doors open­ing at 8.30am.

Ad­mis­sion is $2 and in­cludes morn­ing tea and en­try in the lucky door prize.

There will be a multi-draw raf­fle and a won­der­ful ar­ray of prizes.

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