13 May 2022 Annual Appeal to help fund TDHS training equipment
Timboon and District Healthcare Service is a lifeline for people in your community.
Will you please donate today to help train and equip our wonderful staff?.
Dear Community Member,
Thank you for being such an important part of the Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) community.
Kind people like you make a vital difference for people like Jo, who relied on TDHS to help her through treatment for bowel cancer.
Jo is especially grateful for the kind, dedicated nurses here. Today, we are trying to raise $60,000 to buy training equipment for those nurses.
Will you be there for our local community again please?
We need your help to buy much-needed educational equipment so that our staff can keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and continue providing the best possible care.
You may be wondering how your donation will make a difference? This time last year, kind people like you chipped in and were able to cover the cost of a new bus. That bus has been purchased and will be on the road, in a couple of months, helping the community stay connected.
This year, training equipment for our staff is a pressing need. By contributing to its purchase, you can help TDHS continue to deliver high quality care.
Your donation today could help people that you know or love.
When Jo was recovering from surgery to treat her bowel cancer, TDHS nurses would visit her home and change her portacath. It’s a small medical
device inserted under a person’s skin to make taking blood and delivering medication easier.
Changing a portacath, or ‘port’, is a skilled procedure that requires constant practice.
Your kind donation could help pay for a simulation doll known as a Chester Chest, that will allow TDHS staff to regularly practice using a portacath and other important central lines. These skills are vital for assisting people in the community who are receiving complex treatments including chemotherapy or dialysis treatments.
Or you could help buy a Sim Man ALS Manikin, which nurses use to practice basic assessment skills like taking blood pressure and heart rates as well as more advanced clinical techniques like opening airways and administering life support.
Or you could help cover the cost of a Little Family QCPR, a family of training manikins that provide feedback on CPR quality and efficiency to keep nurses up- to-date in delivering optimal care when resuscitating adults, children and infants.
Like you, Jo knows just how important TDHS is to the local community. She told us:
Please, donate today to help raise $60,000 for vital equipment that will help people like Jo in our community. Anything you can give will be very much appreciated, and will make a difference to many lives.
You can donated online by clicking here www.timboonhealthcare.com.au/donate
Rebecca Van Wollingen
Chief Executive Officer