(L-R) Brad Anderson, Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary president Judy Aiton, Rodney Felsch, registered nurse Kym Witt and Gladstone Middy Rotary Club president Debbie Ward stand with the Patient-Controlled Analgesia Unit purchased with the help of the club’s $4000 donation.
(L-R) Brad Anderson, Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary president Judy Aiton, Rodney Felsch, registered nurse Kym Witt and Gladstone Middy Rotary Club president Debbie Ward stand with the Patient-Controlled Analgesia Unit purchased with the help of the club’s $4000 donation. Chrissy Harris

Donation helps to buy medical kit

A PIECE of medical equipment has been added to the Gladstone Hospital's array of treatment options through the charity work of a local group.

Middy Rotary Club gave the money as part of their annual donation to the Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Association with proceeds from the Motor Traders Golf Day.

The $4000 will go towards purchasing a Patient Controlled Analgesia Unit for the theatre.

Association president Judy Aiton was thrilled the money allowed an important piece of equipment to be bought for the people of Gladstone in need of treatment.

“This unit is a computer-based medical technology designed to provide safe, self-administration of analgesics for the management of post-operative pain,” she said.

“The potential benefits of patient-controlled analgesia include improved pain management with fewer side effects, by the administration of more frequent but smaller doses of analgesics.”

Club president Debbie Ward said the club was happy to be associated with the Motor Traders Golf Day, and pleased to be able to help with the purchase of the equipment.

Ms Ward thanked all the sponsors who had helped raise money over the years.



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