Long-time supporters of Wyong Hospital, the Lions Club of Charmhaven, have made another generous donation to the hospital.
The Lions donated two toe brachial indices kits to Wyong’s Podiatry Department, which are used to check how well blood is flowing to a patient’s feet.
“These kits are important tools for our staff to determine how well a patient’s foot wound will heal, particularly for our patients with diabetes, who can be more susceptible to problems with their feet and toes,” CCLHD Director, Podiatry and Orthotic Services Tim Maclean said.
“We are really grateful to all the Lions for their kind donation. Over the years many wards and departments throughout Wyong Hospital have benefited from their generosity and on behalf of our staff and patients I would like to offer our heartfelt thanks.
“Over the years, they have donated more than $114,000 for the hospital, and their support means a lot to us,” Mr Maclean said.
Club President Mr Bill Mallie joined other members of the club in a visit to Wyong Hospital recently for a thank you morning tea and to learn more about how the toe brachial indices kits benefit patients.
“It is wonderful to talk to hospital staff and to see firsthand the difference our fundraising efforts make to them and their patients,” 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.”