Waverley Lions Club’s generous donation

 In Our Heroes

In an amazing fundraising effort, the Lions Club of Waverley has generously donated four treatment chairs to the new Monash Children’s Hospital, providing vital medical assistance to patients and staff.

The treatment chairs ensure patients can be moved around the hospital safely, swiftly and comfortably.

“The chairs enable us to treat and transport children from the one hospital bed, minimising the need to move sick and injured patients,” says Nurse Unit Manager Shona Williamson.

The treatment chairs feature a full range of patient positioning, providing comfort during every phase of care. Each one converts easily from chair to surgical position and provides patient independence through a hand controlled pendant.

The Lions Club of Waverley has been a long-term supporter of the Monash Children’s Hospital, where they can see their donations having a direct impact in the local community.

“We asked what the Monash Children’s Hospital was in most need of, the hospital needed these treatment chairs to move patients around the new hospital. We thought it was a great opportunity to have a direct and meaningful impact for thousands of sick children in our local community,” says Lions Club Project Chairman Jeff Blight.

The Lions Club of Waverley has been fundraising through sausage sizzles and choir events. A successful grant application for $15,000 to the Australian Lions Foundation was added to these fundraising efforts, providing $44,000 to purchase four treatment chairs.

Six Lion Club members including the much-loved canine member, Typo presented the treatment chairs to the new Monash Children’s Hospital on Wednesday 10 May.

The dedicated team of volunteers look forward to continuing their fundraising efforts for the Monash Children’s Hospital, helping to ensure children of the south-eastern suburbs receive medical attention in the best possible circumstances.

If you would to support the Monash Children’s Hospital in purchasing vital medical equipment, contact the Monash Health Foundation via email at foundation@monashhealth.org or call (03) 9594 2700.

 

lucy-and-max_cropped

Nurse Lucy and patient Max testing out the new chairs.

img_9812

img_8719_cropped

Recent Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search