Raising money for specific equipment or for preventative health initiatives at the Inverell Hospital.

Breastfeeding chair donated by OOR

06th May 2016

NEW mothers with twins will now be more comfortable at Inverell District Hospital, thanks to a recently donated double breastfeeding chair from Operation Operating Room (OOR). 

The charity is steadily working their way through a ‘wish list’ of equipment for the hospital, in the hopes of keeping local health standards as high as possible. Other recently donated items include a digital weigh chair to help weigh patients with mobility issues and wifi headphones for the renal dialysis unit.

“It's certainly making the hospitalisation of the patient more comfortable and obviously safer as well,” OOR chairperson Di Baker said.

The Plaza breastfeeding double chair will give new mothers a comfortable place to sit while establishing breastfeeding. OOR contributed $1215.00 towards the equipment valued at $1336.50. The chair is contour-designed to provide extra support for new mothers to ensure maximum comfort, with easy to clean vinyl and wheels to enable easy manual handling for staff.

“We have a fairly active maternity ward and we thought it would be a good chair to make the mums and bubs more comfortable,” Di said.

“OOR has donated several pieces of equipment to the maternity ward, and we will continue to donate equipment to where we think it's to the betterment of the community and the hospital.”

OOR are constantly fundraising, and tax deductible donations can be made at www.operationoperatingroom.com.au.

“Every donation in our community is wonderfully generous and we appreciate every donation,” Di said.