Bladder scanner donated to aged care home
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy has donated a bladder scanner to a local aged care home.
Club president Mr Don Tee was joined by fellow Rotarians Ms Marie Armstrong and Mr Vic Deeble on October 22 to deliver the scanner to staff at Woy Woy's BlueWave Living nursing home.
Mr Tee presented the device to the facility's chief executive Mr Matt Downie as well as its chairman Mr Ross Pearce and its care manager Ms Kathy Murphy.
Ms Armstrong sourced grant funding from the Rotary International Foundation and the Everglades Country Club to secure the $7000 needed to cover the cost of the scanner.
It will be used to ensure residents can have onsite bladder scans, preventing the need to travel to hospital.
Mr Downie said the device would be especially useful for the facility's dementia patients who sometimes had trouble articulating what was causing them pain.
Mr Downie then thanked the Rotarians for their generous donation before joining them that afternoon for the club's regularly scheduled meeting.
Newsletter, 29 Oct 2019
Vic Deeble, Rotary Club of Woy Woy
Media release, 30 Oct 2019
Kylie Scott, BlueWave Living
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