Aged care residents buy ECG machine
Residents in "independent living units" at a Umina aged care facility have donated an electro-cardiogram (ECG) machine to the village.
The 63 residents of the units at Peninsula Village decided to combine a refund they were each entitled to at the end of the financial year to make the purchase.
Village chief executive Mr Shane Neaves the suggestion was made under the leadership of the residents' elected representatives, Mr John Adams and Ms Marion Anderson.
The residents agreed that an ECG Machine would be very useful for our nursing staff and visiting doctors to quickly and accurately diagnose the heart condition of residents, he said.
"Now our staff, and especially our nurse practitioner, have welcomed the brand new electrocardiogram machine.
"It has already been used many times."
Newsletter, 10 Nov 2020
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Village