Members of Ourimbah Hospital Auxiliary have shown their support of Gosford Hospital with another donation of equipment to assist patients.
The Auxiliary donated two vital signs monitors to be used in Inpatient Units J8/Cardiac Care and F4/Medical.
Nurse Unit Manager of J8, Ashley Hall, said the new monitors were greatly appreciated by the two units.
“We use the vital signs monitors to undertake important observations of our patients.
“This includes checking their blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and oxygen saturation, which is a measurement of the amount of oxygen in their blood,” Hall said.
“On behalf of our team and Gosford Hospital, I would like to thank the members of Ourimbah Auxiliary for their hard work in raising the money and also for their incredible support of the hospital for more than 70 years,” he added.
The Auxiliary raise funds for the hospital through activities like social days, social bus trips and morning and afternoon teas, and since 2010, have donated over $79,000 to support patient care at Gosford Hospital.
Members of the Auxiliary recently visited Gosford Hospital to see first-hand how staff and patients were benefiting from their ongoing fundraising efforts.
“It is fantastic to have the opportunity to see the equipment we donated.
“Having the staff explain how it works and how it will help people really helps us to understand what we achieve through our fundraising,” Ourimbah Auxiliary President, Toni Brewster, said.
“I would also like to thank the Ourimbah community who always support us with all our endeavours.
“We are only a small group but we achieve a lot, so we really appreciate the locals getting behind us,” Brewster said.
Media release, Feb 26
Sharna Ryan, Central Coast Local Health District