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ST MARYS-MT DRUITT STAR: Western Sydney Woodturners Incorporation funds new equipment at Mount Druit

Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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ST MARYS-MT DRUITT STAR: Western Sydney Woodturners Incorporation funds new equipment at Mount Druitt Hospital children's ward (06/29/2016)

MOUNT Druitt Hospital will be the beneficiary of new equipment for its children’s ward thanks to the hard work of local craftsmen and women.

Members from Western Sydney Woodturners Incorporation raised funds to purchase a new vital signs monitor and examination table for the ward – valued at more than $10,000.

Funds were raised by selling hand-made items including wooden bowls, toilet roll and hand towel holders at various schools, fetes and historical house gatherings.

Mount Druitt Hospital children’s ward nursing unit manager Mildred Vilason said she was delighted to receive the equipment.

“We are grateful for the Woodturners’ continuous generosity and support,” she said.

Ms Vilason said the examination table will help to alleviate strain on staff’s backs as it can be adjusted to accommodate different heights.

Western Sydney Woodturners Incorporation president Bob Young said the group has been associated with the hospital for the past seven years.

The group also donated a patient lifter to the children’s ward in 2014.

“As a hobby, the men and women enjoy making and creating everyday items, which we then sell at functions and wood turning demonstrations,” Mr Young said.

“All the proceeds are then given to the children’s ward at Mount Druitt Hospital.”
 
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