Help­ing hand for Mitchell Hospi­tal

The Western Star - - NEWS -

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.

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