30 May Annual Appeal to help fund hospital reclining chairs
Patients, residents, staff and other carers will all benefit from the proceeds of Timboon and District Healthcare Service’s 2019 Annual Appeal.
Funds raised this year will purchase hospital recliner chairs that help lift and lower patients and residents – significantly reducing risk for TDHS employees and volunteers.
Board chair Maryanne Puli Vogels said the annual appeal was a very important part of TDHS’s year and complimented the already extraordinary contribution made by community members and the organisation’s army of volunteers.
“These donations from individuals and groups directly improve the lives of our patients and residents and this year the benefit extends to our nursing staff,” she said.
“The Board of TDHS and our management team are full of energy and really buoyed by the optimism we are all now feeling about the long-term future of TDHS.
“There’s just such a positive mood across the organisation at the moment and so much of that has to do with the community, its commitment to TDHS and the wonderful collaborative and cooperative relationships we are all enjoying.
“Our appeal provides an injection of funds for the ongoing betterment of TDHS and we’re extremely grateful that our community shares our dedication to patient care.”
Acting chief executive officer Rebecca Van Wollingen said donations could be made via cash, cheque and direct deposit.
“We’ve written to community members and a copy of that letter was included in the Winter edition of our Quarterly Newsletter which has just hit the streets. There’s a donation form attached to the letter with all the details required.
“All donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible, so with the end of the fiscal year just around the corner we’re asking community members, who can, to contribute to the 2019 fundraising tally so that we can purchase as many recliners as possible.”
Ms Van Wollingen said each chair would be used many times a day to help patients and residents to sit down and stand up without undue physical strain on nursing staff.
“It’s a wonderful cause and I look forward to keeping the community updated on how many chairs we will be able to purchase with the proceeds of our 2019 Annual Appeal.” she said.