Oncology Unit benefits from Harness Racing Club donation

The East Grampians Health Service Oncology Unit has purchased two new items of equipment thanks to a donation from the Ararat Harness Racing Club.

The Ararat Harness Racing Club donated more than $9200 to the EGHS Oncology Unit late last year in memory of club member David Woodfine, following two successful fundraising events, a race meeting and a trivia night.

The equipment was recently delivered and includes a specialised fridge for drug storage and a trolley for cannulation equipment to be used at a patient’s chair.

EGHS chief executive Nick Bush thanked all members of the Ararat Harness Racing Club for their generosity.

“The two events held by the Ararat Harness Racing Club were very popular and those who attended were very generous with their donations to EGHS and our Oncology Unit,” Mr Bush said.

“We are very grateful to the club and its members for their support of the health service and making it possible for us to purchase these two important pieces of equipment for the Oncology Unit, which will benefit both patients and staff.”

Pictured with the new equipment in the EGHS Oncology Unit, Sarah Carter, Leesa McInnes, Mary Kinsella, Kirsten Finch, Dr Pohan Lukito and Marg Hall