PROCEEDS from the Rotary Club of Foster’s wood raffles were kindly donated to the South Gippsland Hospital last week. President Leonie Clyne presented the $2,000 cheque to SGH CEO Chris Trotman at the hospital. Chris commented: “We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Foster for donating the raffle funds and also to the community for buying tickets.
The funds will go towards the operating theatre lights which include overhead piping of oxygen and medical gases”. Leonie and immediate past-President Bruce Standfield agreed that it was important to have the specialised lights which will improve the safety of patients and staff alike. The operating theatre project is currently on schedule and within budget. It is expected that the first surgical procedures in the new theatre will take place at the end of June this year.
The Director of Nursing, Paul Greenhalgh, noted that this week will see some changes for patients undergoing surgery at SGH as the Recovery Area and change rooms are temporarily relocated while the new theatre is built.
Paul said “Our theatre patients will be safely cared for in the temporary facilities. While it may be a little crowded in the short term, the relocation means we can continue to serve our local community during the building process”.