Irvin House receives $25,000 for medical equipment from Cobram District Health Ladies Auxiliary.TONI BRIENT May 2, 2014 3:38am
Friends of the hospital: (from left) Irvin House nurse unit manager Netta Shanklend shows Cobram District Health Ladies Auxiliary president Diane Clissold and Cobram District Health board chair Jenny Gould the equipment and plaque purchased with the auxiliary's $25 000 donation.
Irvin House residents are set to benefit from two new medical machines and other equipment after a $25
The residential aged care facility adjoining Cobram District Health now has a suction machine which nurse unit manager Netta Shanklend said was used to prevent residents choking.
Ms Shanklend said the centre also bought a new machine to measure residents’ vital signs, including blood pressure and heart rate, two new shower chairs and a reclining chair. She said the auxiliary’s donation would have a big impact at Irvin House.
‘‘It makes the residents more comfortable — and that’s what we’re here for,’’ she said.
Cobram District Health chief executive Craig De Lacy said the centre’s residents wouldn’t be the only ones to benefit from the new equipment.
‘‘It’s going to make it easier for staff to provide a great level of care,’’ Mr De Lacy said.
‘‘The electric vital signs machine really makes it quick for staff .
Mr De Lacy said the organisation was grateful for the ‘‘exceptional’’ support from the auxiliary.
‘‘It’s a wonderful effort. They’re really dedicated to the cause.’’
Cobram District Health Board chair Jenny Gould was also impressed by the auxiliary’s donation.
She thanked members at an afternoon tea held for them at Irvin House on Wednesday.
‘‘I’ve always joked about how many lamingtons it takes to make $100,’’ Mrs Gould said.
‘‘Since I’ve been involved with the auxiliary, I’m continuously amazed by how much work you’re always putting in.
‘‘It fascinates me that some of you worked here before you joined the auxiliary and you’ve come back for round two. You’ve made a life out of supporting the hospital.’’
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