Fundraiser for our hospital

COFFS Coast residents have a chance to a make a big difference in the lives of some special patients at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

Supermarket giant Woolworths is raising funds to deliver much needed medical equipment to the hospital’s children’s ward and it needs the support of local residents to reach its target.

Woolies staff will run sausage sizzles, lamington drives, trivia nights and gold coin donation mufti days from August 24 through to October 28.

The Coffs Harbour community’s support of the Woolworth Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal last year raised $30,000.

That money helped to purchase two monitors, enabling nursing staff to check children’s heart rates, cardiac rhythm, temperature and blood pressure.

Woolworth’s area manager Allen Wright said this year’s campaign aimed to buy equipment for the paediatric and maternity wards.

“Woolworths has been a strong supporter of children’s hospitals and wards around Australia for many years and we are encouraging Coffs Harbour residents to get behind this appeal and help make a difference to some of the hospital’s most vulnerable patients,” Mr Wright said.

Every cent of funds raised through the appeal is donated to hospitals to purchase vital medical equipment and fund research and facilities especially for children.

Coffs Harbour Base Hospital’s acting general manager, Dr Theresa Beswick, said the donated funds had been used to purchase a wide range of equipment in recent years.

“For regional facilities it is very important to have the support of local communities and local business and the Mid North Coast Local Health District is extremely grateful for the work of Woolworths in supporting this appeal,” Dr Beswick said.

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