They knit, sew, bake, create hand made products and plan fundraising activities to purchase state of the art equipment for Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) hospitals and healthcare facilities, and this past financial year, volunteers from the Coast’s five local auxiliaries have raised more than $130,000.
“We are extremely grateful to Gosford, Woy Woy, Long Jetty, Ourimbah and Wyong Auxiliaries for their support.
“Their dedication and hard work means that our patients can benefit from the latest equipment on our wards and in our clinics,” Dr Andrew Montague, Chief Executive, CCLHD said.
“Within our hospitals and healthcare facilities, we work in teams to deliver the best possible care to patients and families.
“We cannot thank them enough,” Dr Montague said.
The five Auxiliaries sell their goods in various ways throughout the year, including at regular hospital stalls, kiosks, and some have a trolley service.
They also conduct other fundraising activities and events.
Some of the equipment purchased during the 2018-19 financial year included: ECG machines, humidifiers, finger pulse oximeters, Doppler ultrasounds, Agilia infusion, and Hovermatt transfer systems.
They have also supplied items like blood pressure monitors, standing aids, shower chairs, wheelchairs, rehabilitation equipment, medication trolleys and a specialist wound chair.
Media release, Oct 1
Central Coast Local Health District