Helping hand for Mitchell Hospital
ELDERLY patients at Mitchell Hospital will benefit the most from the new vein finder donated by the local Freemasons.
Mitchell Masonic Lodge recently donated the device which will assist nursing staff to find veins in elderly patients in a timelier manner – reducing discomfort.
The easy-to-use, hand-held device works by pinpointing the location of the vein, when held against the skin, using infra-red technology.
Mitchell Lodge secretary Bill Saul said they had been approached by the Mitchell Hospital Auxiliary for assistance to purchase the device, which is used in many hospitals around Australia.
“It is our pleasure to help Mitchell Hospital in this way,” Mr Saul said.
“Staff at the hospital are dedicated to alleviating the suffering of patients, so to help make their jobs that little bit easier is the least we can do,” he said.
Chief executive officer Gary Mark said funding for an ageing population was one of nine keys areas where the organisation focuses its support.