BCH bowled over by club's support

Tuesday 08 May 2018

Pictured above (L-R):
San Remo Bowls Club members Bob Ankatell and Jill Waters recently handed over a cheque to Bass Coast Health Executive Director of Sub-Acute & Community Care Paul Greenhalgh for BCH’s Palliative Care Service.


San Remo Bowls Club recently presented Bass Coast Health (BCH) with a cheque for $4,000 for equipment for their Palliative Care Service.


The money was raised at the Club’s annual fundraising dinner and will enable BCH to purchase additional blood pressure machines, wheelchairs and important pressure relieving equipment that will improve the comfort of people receiving end-of-life care.


Attending the fundraiser, Community Nursing Manager Emma O’Neill said that the donation will allow BCH’s District and Palliative Care nursing team to support families to care for their loved ones in the home during the final stages of life.


“This incredibly generous donation will enable the purchase of equipment that will help our clients maintain their independence and mobility at home. This equipment will also reduce the risk of developing pressure sores with our clients who are nearing the end of their life and no longer able to move”, she said.


BCH Executive Director of Sub-Acute and Community Care, Paul Greenhalgh expressed BCH’s gratitude at the Club’s generosity, commenting,”The generous support given to our Palliative Care Service is greatly appreciated. I am touched by the kindness displayed by the San Remo Bowls Club and the broader community. We will make sure the funds are appropriately used to assist people now and into the future”.  


For more information about BCH’s Palliative Care Nursing Service, please contact BCH on 5671 9219 or access via the My Aged Carer portal by calling 1800 200 482.