East Grampians Health Service cycle teams, the Cranks and Defibrillators will raise money from participating in the 2013 Woody’s Murray to Moyne Bike Ride. All funds will go towards the purchase of an ultrasound machine for use in theatre surgery and with dialysis patients, enabling staff to significantly improve the service provided to patients by staff and doctors. The ultrasound machine is a vital piece of equipment which assists with Intravenous access and the administering of necessary pain relief.
East Grampians Health Service Chief Physiotherapist Mrs.Chris Perry said “a leg press was purchased last year by the cycle team, and the leg press will be a valuable asset to physiotherapy and we are very thankful to all the Murray to Moyne Riders, support crew, volunteers, local businesses and the Ararat community for being so supportive to this fundraising event.
East Grampians Health Service Director of Clinical Services, Mr Peter Armstrong said “The patient controlled pain management pumps have been a great assistance in our Acute Services for pain management.”
East Grampians Health Service Inpatient Unit Manager, Mrs. Lorine Paterson commented that “the new Cardiac Monitor is a vital piece of equipment for the hospital. It allows us to offer our community the most up to date treatment and may prevent a patient being transferred to Ballarat.
We are very grateful to the Murray to Moyne team and appreciate the effort that it takes to raise this amount of money.
This year’s Trivia Night was a huge success with many trivia enthusiasts in attendance. 1st Prize of the EGHS inpatient Unit raffle was Jenny De Koning who won a night’s accommodation for two at the St Kilda Parkview Hotel.
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive Officer Mr Nick Bush said “riders are humbled every year by the generosity of the Ararat Businesses and local Community who willingly contribute and support this fundraising event. This year’s target is $25,000.00.”
Any donations towards Murray to Moyne 2013 are very much appreciated, with donations of $2 and over being tax deductible. These can be sent to Danny Drake at East Grampians Health Service (PO Box 155) Ararat.