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FOR the past year, the Bass Coast Health
(BCH) Hospital Ladies Auxiliary has put their
heart and soul into raising $23,000 for an
ECG (Electrocardiography) machine for the
hospital in Wonthaggi.
After devoting many hours coordinating
and running various events during this time,
they recently achieved their goal and were
very proud to see the new ECG machine in
action in Wonthaggi Hospital’s Emergency De -
partment (ED) for themselves last week.
“A lot of hard work went into getting this
machine, ” auxiliary president Marg Hender
“ The money was raised from our fete, golf
ball drop, luncheons, our Rotary market
stall, Navy band concert and raffles.
“It’s been a labour of love for quite a while
and it’s wonderful to finally see what all that
hard work produced. ”
As BCH’s acting ED Nurse Unit manager
Chris Burns showed the new machine to the
ladies, Chris said the staff were very excited
about the having a new machine in the ED.
“It’s already saving us time and making us
more efficient – and this machine would not
have been possible without your amazing ef-
“We are so very grateful to have it.”
Seeing the result of their fundraising efforts
has renewed the auxiliary’s focus on achiev-
ing their next target.
“This year we need to raise $45,000 to
update the hospital’s ultrasound machine, ”
A new ultrasound machine for the hospital
would have a large impact on the health ser-
vice, with the updated technology benefitting
other areas in addition to the ED, such as the
Surgical and Midwifery departments.
BCH’s Fellow of the Australasian College for
Emergency Medicine (FACEM) Nicole Dyer
said an updated ultrasound machine would
“Additionally, procedures in general could
potentially be performed faster, safer and less
To kick start this new fundraising goal, the
Ladies Auxiliary is holding an Autumn Lun-
cheon at the Wonthaggi Golf Club at noon on
Sunday, April 9.
Guests will receive a complimentary glass
of champagne on arrival, a three course meal
and enjoy entertainment by Chris Griffiths
singing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s – all
for just $40 per ticket.
For booking enquiries, call Cathy Geyer on
0437 129 398. Why not get a group together
and book a table for a great afternoon out?
SOUTH GIPPSLAND WEATHER
Wonthaggi six day forecast
Tuesday April 4
Wednesday April 5
Thursday April 6
Friday April 7
Saturday April 8
Sunday April 9
30% chance of rain
80% chance of rain
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THE Sentinel-Times is excited to intro -
duce a new weekly feature – ‘From the
Sky’, where we will share aerial photo -
graphs from locations across the local
The photos are courtesy of the Facebook
page ‘Bass Coast From The Sky’, which
has quickly grown in popularity. Wont-
haggi’s Brendan Foon launched the page
in July after finding a new hobby when he
purchased a drone with a built-in camera.
He has taken his drone across parts of
Bass Coast, capturing breathtaking pho -
tographs and videos of the coastline and
landmarks from different perspectives.
Now, we will share his photographs ev-
ery week in the Sentinel-Times. First up,
enjoy this incredible shot of Inverloch’s
famous Eagles Nest.
And don’t forget to check out the Face -
book page at www.facebook.com/bass-
coastfromthesky for more photos and vid-
eos – make sure you watch the videos in
HD for full enjoyment.
The views from above
Hospital Auxiliary ladies Eileen Ridgley, Barbara Hallet, Marlene Talbot, Cathy Geyer,
Barbara Culph, Margaret Hender and Lyn Martell with BCH acting Emergency Department
Nurse Unit manager Chris Burns.
Hospital ladies raise money with heart
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