Auxiliary’s hard work pays off

Thursday 11 June 2015

A handmade quilt that took two years to make was donated to the Friends of Central Gippsland Health Service for a fundraising raffle.


The quilt was donated to the auxiliary by the Primary Patchworks of Sale, whose 25 members all help make quilts which are then donated to a charity.


The raffle was won by Mr R Martin of Stratford.


Funds from the raffle are used by the auxiliary to purchase equipment for CGHS. The most recent donation was a Paediatrics Airwave Trainer or Simulator Baby for use in Learning Services’ Skills Lab at Sale Hospital. It was first demonstrated at an Infant Airway Management Workshop last week and put straight to use.

The auxiliary also donated funds for two wireless Welch Allyn monitors for use in the Surgical Unit and a vaccine fridge for the Emergency Department.


CGHS chief executive, Frank Evans, thanked the auxiliary for its ongoing work. “These recent pieces of equipment will certainly be appreciated by our patients and staff,” Mr Evans said.



Caption 1: President of the Friends of CGHS auxiliary Elva Doolan-Jones is pictured (left) being presented with the handmade quilt for her group to raffle  by members of the Primary Patchworkers of Sale, Pat Shepard (centre) and Cheryl Field.


Caption 2: Jodie Stewart (right)  from the CGHS Coronary Care Unit and anaesthetic registrar Sarah Wilmot  demonstrate use of the new Paediatrics Airwave Trainer.