Wednesday, 20th November, 2013
By Darrin Manuel
Statistics at a recent conference have confirmed what Broken Hill people have long known - our hospital kiosk volunteers are amongst the finest in the State.
At the recent United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) 80th Annual State Conference for Murray-Darling it was revealed that the hospital kiosk had raised over four times more than any other in the region.
The kiosk raised a staggering $119,127 in the last year to purchase equipment for the health service, with the next best hospitals raising $25,901 (Hay Hospital Auxiliary) and $19,892 (Barham-Koondrook Auxiliary).
Ivanhoe, Wentworth and Wilcannia hospitals also raised the considerable amount of $7,130 between them.
Nationals Member for Murray-Darling, John Williams, yesterday congratulated and acknowledged the “tireless” work of the UHA’s in the Electorate.
Mr Williams said it was a massive achievement by Murray-Darling auxiliaries to raise these amounts, especially given how small some of the towns were.
“The Auxiliaries raise funds to purchase equipment and/or services for their local hospitals.
“Without the hard efforts of the volunteers in the Auxiliaries, health services in the Murray-Darling would not be as well off,” he said.
“I extend my thanks to all volunteers for their great work in raising these funds.”