Posted: 10 October, 2016
Hospital volunteers raise funds for dialysis machine
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The gift and concession shop at Bunbury Hospital, referred to as the Comfort Fund, is run by volunteers who frequently donate their profit money for hospital equipment.
Their generosity and hard work has raised $55,000 for a dialysis machine for ICU patients
This makes Bunbury Hospital the first hospital outside the metro area to provide an acute renal dialysis service and it's all thanks to the amazing generosity of the hospital’s Comfort Fund.
So what does this mean?
Fewer seriously ill patients will need to be flown to Perth and can instead be treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Bunbury Hospital Comfort Fund has been raising money for the hospital for over 60 years, with the machine the latest donation they've made to the hospital.
Andrea Hickert Bunbury Hospital Operations Manager said the hospital was delighted with the generous donation and very pleased to be able to purchase the machine.
“It is very exciting progression for Bunbury Hospital to be able to offer this level of care thanks to such a generous donation which is a great benefit to our patients and their families," she said.
What a fantastic effort from all involved in the comfort fund!