The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Nursing Home celebrated their annual Hospital Sunday on June 15, with a good crowd in attendance.July 10, 2014 3:55am
With committee president Lyn Patullock overseas, it was left up to advisory committee member Ray Rokahr to deliver Ms Patullock’s report on the past 12 months.
Mr Rokahr congratulated Jayne French and the staff for their work in running the hospital and nursing home, and thanked the community of Tatura for the interest shown and the support given to the facility.
Goulburn Valley Health chief executive officer Dale Fraser also addressed the gathering and said how impressive the Tatura facility was and how well run it was.
‘‘It is an important part of the Goulburn Valley Health network and is a good model for others to follow,’’ he said.
Mr Rokahr said since last year he was happy to report that the facility had been busy.
‘‘We have had contractors to report on the efficiency and viability of heating and cooling systems within the hospital, to ensure these systems operate efficiently,’’ he said.
‘‘We have replaced the verandah and built a pergola between Hodson House and Parkvilla, and arranged for the installation of a reverse-cycle split airconditioning system and installation of a ducted exhaust system in the kitchen.
‘‘This has made the kitchen a more comfortable working environment and increased the efficiency of the whole cooling system in this facility.’’
Mr Rokahr said skylight blinds have been ordered and further window tinting undertaken.
‘‘A food trolley was purchased to assist staff and hopefully reduce risk of injury,’’ he said.
‘‘We have arranged for Tatura Men’s Shed to refurbish the front garden seats — many thanks to them — and have replaced the boundary fence with Moyola and extended the front fence line of Parkvilla to the footpath.’’
Mr Rokahr said proceeds of the 2013 100-lap challenge, and a generous bequest, were going towards landscaping the front garden of Parkvilla to allow increased access by residents.
‘‘To local swimmers participating in the 100-lap challenge 2014, we send our congratulations and gratitude,’’ he said.
‘‘A sum of $5714.10 was raised, and thanks again to Geoff Lipshut and the staff of Dawes and Vary and Gary and Val Whyte, for organising this and the ladies’ auxiliary for their delicious morning tea.
‘‘We have supplied and mounted 15 televisions in the rooms of Parkvilla residents.
‘‘Our Fun Run/Walk raised $1682, many thanks to the organisers Louise Niglia, Leanne Houkes-Wilson and Heide van den Ende.
‘‘Our sincere thanks go to organisers, marshals, walkers and runners. Proceeds are to be directed towards a ‘Calm Chai’.’’
Mr Rokahr said the facility was proceeding with the purchase of an air mattress with funds donated by the Tatura St Donato Committee.
He said a raffle was also held with the winners being Garrick Campbell and Marg Normington.
‘‘The GV tree group donated some trees for sale. Generous financial donations were received from community groups and individuals,’’ Mr Rokahr said.
‘‘The total raised on the day (Hospital Sunday) was $4625.’’
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