The Lions Club of Charmhaven’s long tradition of supporting Wyong Hospital has continued with a generous donation of more than $10,000 for the Wyong Mental Health Inpatient Unit.
Operational Nurse Manager Mental Health Susan Pinnell said the donation was used to purchase an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine.
“We use ECG machines to check the electrical activity of a patient’s heart, such as the rate and regularity of the heartbeat,” Ms Pinnell said.
“When a patient is admitted to our ward we understand the importance of the physical health of our mental health patients so we conduct a full physical assessment to check for other medical conditions and the ECG machine is an important part of this.
“We also use the machine to assess patients before commencing medications and for ongoing monitoring of their physical health,” she said.
“On behalf of our team I would like to thank all the members of the Lions Club of Charmhaven for their generosity. We know they put a lot of hard work into raising money for Wyong Hospital and we are grateful for all they do.
“They have been supporting Wyong Hospital for a very long time, donating more than $109,000 over the years, and their support means a lot to us.”
Club President Mr Bill Mallie joined other members of the club to visit Wyong Hospital recently for a thank you morning tea and to see the ECG machine in action.
“It is wonderful to have the opportunity to see what a difference our fundraising efforts make to the staff and patients of the hospital,” Mr Mallie said.
“We couldn’t do it without the support of the local community and we thank them for getting behind our fundraising efforts for this donation and also for all other fundraising that we do.”