Golf club donates pumps for 'chemo at home'
A Woy Woy social golf club has donated two "continuous ambulatory delivery devices" to the Central Coast Local Health District.
Swampies Social Golf Club, from Everglades Country Club, donated the two pumps to ensure patients at Gosford and Wyong Hospital's Cancer Day Units could have their chemotherapy at home.
"The pumps are worn by patients, similar to how a bumbag is carried," said Health District cancer services nurse manager Ms Leanne Cowie
"The mobile pump slowly infuses treatment over a prescribed period of time, which means patients can have more independence while receiving chemotherapy," she said.
"This donation will mean more of our cancer patients can spend less time in a hospital bed and more time in the comfort of their own homes," Ms Cowie said.
Swampies treasurer Mr Warwick Ford and member Mr Ken Martin recently visited Gosford Hospital's cancer day unit to see their donation in action.
"It was great to see first-hand how our donation is making a difference," Mr Ford said.
"A cancer diagnosis can be so consuming.
"We hope that these pumps will help to make the journey towards recovery easier for patients," he said.
Mr Ford said members raised money for local charitable causes through their membership fees and raffles held throughout the year.
Over the years, members had donated more than $20,000 to the Central Coast Local Health District, including its Children's Fund, which purchased equipment and items for the District's paediatric services.
Media release, 25 Feb 2020
Nikkie Beltran, Central Coast Health