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Posted by admin, November 10, 2010 1:51 am

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation manager Maria Burnet and Hinkler QCWA member Shirley Baldwin (seated) with the new equipment which will help palliative care patients.

Palliative care patients will benefit from a $1471 donation from the Hinkler Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association.

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation chairman Janet Tallon said the donation would help palliative patients in their own homes.

“Local community groups wanting to donate funds for medical equipment at Bundaberg Hospital should contact the Foundation who can assist with helping them select items which will greatly benefit local patients,” Mrs Tallon said.

The aim of palliative care is to support clients, their carers and families in their own home and to maintain comfort, dignity and quality of life.

Care is provided by multidisciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, allied health staff and volunteers.

Palliative Access co-ordinator Rene Huysamen said the donation had gone towards purchasing a variety of items, including bed rails, fold over toilet aids and shower chairs, to assist patients to stay in their own homes in comfort.

“These items will make a difference to our patients and their carers and enable them to be at home instead of hospital and we are incredibly grateful for this donation from the Hinkler branch,” Ms Huysamen said.

The Hinkler branch raised the money from their monthly hoy and cent sales which are held on the fourth Saturday of each month in the North Progress Hall from 1.30pm. And it was local support which enabled this donation.

For more information about donating goods in kind or monetary donations to assisting sick patients and their families please contact the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation on 4150 2863.

For further information: Maria Burnet – Foundation Manager Ph 41 50 2863


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