Wauchope hospital volunteers raise funds for ECG machine

GOOD WORK: (FRONT) Jeanette Schofield and president Win Secombe with the ECG machine. (BACK) Director of Nursing Ann Bodill, volunteers Margaret Mostyn, Debbie Garrett, Lee Kirkpatrick, Judy Allan, hospital staff Leanne Parsons and Denise Holz, and volunteer Verna Wallace.
GOOD WORK: (FRONT) Jeanette Schofield and president Win Secombe with the ECG machine. (BACK) Director of Nursing Ann Bodill, volunteers Margaret Mostyn, Debbie Garrett, Lee Kirkpatrick, Judy Allan, hospital staff Leanne Parsons and Denise Holz, and volunteer Verna Wallace.

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital has a new electrocardiography machine, thanks to the hardworking hospital volunteers.

Director of Nursing/Executive Officer Ann Bodill said the volunteers’ donation was valued at $10,720 and was greatly appreciated by staff.

An ECG machine is used to measure the rate and regularity of a patient’s heartbeats. It can also measure the size and position of the chambers of the heart, detect damage to the heart and measure the success of treatments or devices used to manage cardiac conditions.

“We are very grateful for the support we receive from this wonderful group of people who work so hard to fundraise for our hospital,” Ms Bodill said.

“They man the stalls at the IGA carpark every month, and in between stalls spend their time growing, making or producing goodies to sell at the stall.

“Every cent raised from people who support the stall comes back to the hospital, so we are very grateful to every single person who helps make donations such as this ECG possible.”

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