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Dalby Hospital Renal Unit thanks Rotary for donation

14 May 2018

Demonstrating the new, donated ultrasound machine are (from left) Lauren Brannock (clinical nurse), Lisa Newton (radiographer) and Fermina Olley (registered nurse).

Dalby Hospital director of nursing Bronwyn Luxon has thanked the Rotary Club of Dalby for fundraising efforts which have enabled the purchase of additional equipment for the hospital’s renal service.

"This donation of $9,500 has been used for the purchase of a VScan Extend Dual Probe, which will be used in our renal dialysis unit," Ms Luxon said.

"This state-of-the-art piece of diagnostic equipment is a hand-held ultrasound which is small, portable and easy to use for tasks such as detecting the presence of fluid.

"The VScan will make performing an ultrasound a much quicker and easier process, so we are extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of Dalby for this extremely generous donation."

Ms Luxon said the hospital’s renal service had been welcomed by local patients.

"We started the service in early 2016 and it has been very well received by eligible renal patients in the local area," Ms Luxon said.

"The patients we see would have previously been travelling to Toowoomba, up to three times a week, to access dialysis treatment.

"We are very proud to be providing such a vital service locally, and we are overjoyed to be able to provide an enhanced service, thanks to the fundraising and generosity of our local Rotary members."

Last updated: 31 May 2018