Funds donated to benefit hospital

BOOST: Caroline Irle, Michael Bishop, Dick Robinson and Sue Cox.
BOOST: Caroline Irle, Michael Bishop, Dick Robinson and Sue Cox. Claudia Williams

THE new palliative care unit at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Hospital will benefit from a $1000 donation from the Nanango Lions.

Micheal Bishop is the director of clinical services at the hospital and said the funds would be used to sterilise equipment for the new unit.

The hospital will make up the difference in funds and believe the money will ensure the health of their patients.

"When people are coming in sick their immune systems are compromised so it is very important that when people are in hospital they don't get a secondary infections,” he said.

"We have got to keep our practices tight, meeting the national and international standards and we have to keep with the process for sterilising.”

The unit reopened in November and will now be welcoming patients having secured 24-hour doctor coverage and enough nurses to do 24-hour care.

This is a continuation of the partnership between the Lions and the hospital.

The club loan beds in partnership with Queensland Health to allow patients to remain in the comfort of their home and the hospital has donated three beds for the scheme and store the beds.

Topics:  lady bjelke-petersen community hospital nanango lions

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