Friday 15 June 2018

Staff at Bass Coast Health’s (BCH) Wonthaggi Hospital were recently delighted to receive a donation of four state of the art blood pressure machines valued at $10,000 from Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club.


The machines will assist nursing staff to better monitor the vital signs of our post-operative and other acutely unwell patients in the hospital’s wards and operating theatre.  


Lou Sparkes, BCH’s Executive Director of Acute Care and Chief Nurse, said that the nursing staff had been thrilled by the new machines.   “These machines are the latest model and provide greater accuracy for monitoring of blood pressure. They are also easy to use so they’ve been very popular with the nursing staff”.


At the presentation of the machines by Club committee members, Ms Sparkes thanked them for their generous donation and their ongoing support of BCH.


BCH CEO Jan Child stated, “We are very grateful to the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club for this wonderful donation.  This equipment will benefit our patients and ensure improved monitoring when they are acutely unwell.  Our nursing staff will be able to undertake these important monitoring tasks more quickly and more accurately.  This is wonderful equipment and we are very grateful to the Workmen’s Club for their support to Bass Coast Health”.

Pictured (L-R): BCH Nurse Unit Manager Paula Bradley, BCH Executive Director Lou Sparkes, Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club’s Jan Monro, Terry Bird and Neil Barnes, BCH Nurse Unit Manager Chis Henderson, Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club’s Patricia Hayward, BCH Nurse Unit Manager Andrea Crestani and Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club President Kevin Williams.