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Generous gift to health

THE Medical Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus will soon have a new piece of educational equipment, thanks to Coffs Harbour City Council staff at Rigby House.

Administration officer Sue Mills has been collecting donations in exchange for morning tea treats in a bid to support local charities and good causes.

Past beneficiaries have included survivors of the 2011 Vanuatu earthquake, Nambucca toddler Monroe Mills, who is allergic to sunlight, and women's motorcycle fundraising campaign Trike for Katie.

This week, Rigby House staff added Coffs Harbour Health Campus to their impressive list.

Their $500 donation will purchase a new whiteboard to be used during education sessions for Medical Unit staff. Ms Mills said her colleagues were delighted to be able to donate the equipment, which will help nursing staff to progress their professional development.

"Rigby House staff really wanted to do something special for our hospital, so it's great that the Medical Unit is over the moon about our donation," Ms Mills said.

"We enjoy helping out worthy causes and everyone agreed our local hospital, with its wonderful staff, was a worthy recipient."

Nurse unit manager Carolyn Heise said she was thrilled to accept the donation.

"Training and development is an integral part of any health care service," Ms Heise said.

"We are constantly pursuing opportunities to improve the quality of health care at our hospital and education is one way of achieving those improvements.

"The whiteboard, used in conjunction with digital technology, will make it much easier for nursing staff to make the most of our training and development opportunities, which are important to achieving better patient care.

"We are very thankful for the support shown by Rigby House staff, who can be assured their donation will be a valued staff resource for years to come," Ms Heise said.

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