Monday, 6th September, 2010
Two electric recliner chairs have been donated to the Operating Theatre and Day Surgery at the local hospital.
The Musicians Club donated the money for the two chairs which cost $2395 each.
Sue Beahl, the Nurse Unit Manager Operating Theatres and Day Surgery, said the chairs were DalCross Premium Omega electric lift recliners.
Ms Beahl said the new chairs had advantages all round.
"There is more comfort for patients when they are recovering from the anesthetic from surgical procedures ... it is easier for staff ... who are at risk of developing shoulder injuries (with the manual chairs)," Ms Beahl said.
"The patients love them ... every patient comments on how comfortable and how enjoyable their experience has been (with the new recliners)," she said.
"We appreciate the Musicians Club for supporting us."
Vice president of the Musicians Club Mr Charlie Sultana said the club had a hard decision to make, but it was believed the hospital was a fitting recipient.
"The club gets many requests and they are judged on merit ... the board and management thought it was a worthy cause," Mr Sultana said.
"It was a unanimous decision to help the hospital out," he said.
The chairs recline and lift again at the touch of a remote control, which makes it easier for elderly patients to get in and out of the chairs.