Eidsvold Hos­pi­tal

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD - - Noel Thomp­son

STAND­ING un­der the Eidsvold Hos­pi­tal’s new un­der­cover area, aux­il­iary mem­bers gath­ered to check out the new area they worked hard to es­tab­lish.

The cost of the new struc­ture was $20,000 which was fully funded by the Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary’s fundrais­ing ef­forts over many years.

The Eidsvold Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary an­nounced the com­ple­tion of the cov­ered out­side area at the hos­pi­tal last Wed­nes­day.

Aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Dot Hamil­ton said the mem­bers thanked the com­mu­nity for their sup­port.

“Once again we have a very busy fundrais­ing cal­en­dar ahead of us,” Mrs Hamil­ton said.

“The all-weather sun shel­ter or awning will bring plea­sure to the hos­pi­tal pa­tients and staff as they all take a break from the in­doors.”

Hos­pi­tal Direc­tor of Nurs­ing Nikki Ma­her said the shel­ter was a wel­come ad­di­tion and would al­low peo­ple to get out­doors.

“The mem­bers of the aux­il­iary have done so much for the hos­pi­tal over the years I don’t know how to thank them,” Ms Ma­her said.

“They are re­spon­si­ble for all the air-con­di­tion­ing in the whole of the hos­pi­tal and that is some­thing that we couldn’t live with­out.”

Mrs Hamil­ton said they had spent thou­sands of dol­lars over the years and Eidsvold’s hos­pi­tal is the jewel in the crown.

Fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties this year will in­clude An­zacs for An­zac Day on April 24 out­side of the newsagency.

Caro­line Lamb from Gayn­dah has also do­nated a but­ter­fly de­sign hand­crafted quilt that will be raf­fled.

“You will see tick­ets at the An­zac bis­cuit stall and at the an­nual show on May 3 and in some of our lo­cal busi­nesses,” Mrs Hamil­ton said.

“We also have the Spring­time Fair on Oc­to­ber 10 and we are look­ing for stall hold­ers to set up out­side the com­mu­nity hall in the ad­ja­cent park.”

Also planned is the Santa Fair to be held on De­cem­ber 5 with food and craft items on sale.

“We would wel­come any­one who would like to vol­un­teer their time to help make our great hos­pi­tal even bet­ter,” Mrs Hamil­ton said.

En­quiries phone Dot on 4165 1397.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

SUP­PORT FOR SCHOOL: Biggen­den State School prin­ci­pal Ros Rack­e­mann and Mem­ber for Flynn Ken O'Dowd with a cheque to help fund the re­lo­ca­tion of the school’s An­za­cmemo­rial.

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