Lions donate $10,000 to health service radiology department

The Lions Club of Ararat has made a significant donation towards the radiology redevelopment project at East Grampians Health Service.

The funds have been used towards the purchase of an OPG, which is a dental x-ray machine that produces a panoramic view of the jaw, for the EGHS medical imaging department.

The new OPG will be incorporated into the redevelopment of the medical imaging department which is currently underway.

EGHS received State Government funding of $8.6 million to redevelop the theatre, medical imaging and pathology departments and relocate the palliative care area.

The works are progressing well and are on track for completion in June 2022.

EGHS Interim chief executive Peter Armstrong thanked the Lions Club of Ararat for the club’s generous donation to the radiology department.

“EGHS is fortunate to have the support of groups such as Lions, with their generosity ensuring the wider Ararat community has access to the best facilities and equipment available,” he said.

“The OPG will serve residents of the Ararat region for many years to come and the Lions Club’s generosity towards the health service is greatly appreciated.”

EGHS director support services Stuart Kerr, acting director clinical services Rebecca Peters, with Lions Club of Ararat members Mary Schwencke, Barb Dempster, Jo Ritchie, Terry McInnes, president Rosi Sanders and Bob Sanders