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Lions Club donation gives patients safer and easier access to showering

Patients at Maryborough Hospital have easier and safer access to shower facilities thanks to a generous donation by the Lions Club of Maryborough.

The hospital received a new Electra bariatric hygiene shower chair thanks to the Lions Club of Maryborough fundraising $10,000 through their numerous activities across the town.

“The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service thanks our wonderful friends at the Lions Club of Maryborough for their donation of a much-needed bariatric hygiene shower chair to Maryborough Hospital,” Maryborough Hospital nursing director Bronwyn Ramsay said.

“It’s a really important piece of support equipment that enables our patients with mobility issues to get out of bed and safely access a shower.

“The chair is really fantastic for our patients and will be well-used, so we’re really grateful that the Maryborough Hospital Auxiliary was able to purchase it thanks to this generous donation by the Lions Club.”

The Lions Club of Maryborough obtained the funds to purchase the chair thanks to the wonderful sausage sizzles, burgers and chips they sold locally at community events as well as their catering of lunches and breakfasts.

“We really appreciate the ongoing support of the Lions Club as they’ve been a long-term supporter of Maryborough Hospital,” Ms Ramsay said.

“On top of the shower chair, the Lions Club has previously donated special chairs for day surgery, a large screen TV for the waiting area and supported the costs of establishing the healing garden.

“They’re a wonderful group who do so much for the hospital, but also the wider Maryborough community.”

Last updated: 26 November 2020