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

OOR Donates Digital Weight Chair

23rd Feb 2016

OPERATION Operating Room (OOR) has continued in its support of local health services with the recent purchase of a digital weigh chair for Inverell District Hospital. 

The chair, which is OOR’s first donation for the year, will allow hospital staff to weigh patients who are unable to stand. 

OOR contributed $1485 towards the seat, and chairperson Di Baker felt it was well worth the cost.

“The chair allows the medical staff to tailor the patient’s medication to their proper weight, so there’s no guessing involved,” she said. 

She said the chair provided a better outcome for both patients and staff and that it was a high priority piece of equipment for the local hospital. OOR are also waiting on the delivery of a recently purchased breast feeding chair for twins. 

“OOR is always looking for ways to make the hospital experience for the patients better and also the staff to make sure they can give better service,” Di said. 

She felt that organisations like OOR were invaluable in rural areas.

“The need for quality up-to-date equipment is unending,” she said. 

“Country hospitals often don't get first choice, so we try to supply the extra things that the state government can’t.”

Di promised that all equipment purchased by OOR will stay in Inverell Hospital after the coming redevelopment, and said all money donated would be used to help local community members. 

OOR is celebrating 10 years of supporting Inverell’s health services this year, and is planning a few events in coming months. 

“I’d like to thank all the people and organisations who donated last year,” Di said.

“Without the generous spirit of our community, our hospital service wouldn’t be as fit as it is.”