South Gippsland Hospital is fortunate to have a vibrant, active Auxiliary which, since its inception nearly 75 years ago, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase much-needed equipment for the hospital.
The Auxiliary meets on the third Monday of each month at 1pm in the Community Health Centre (next to the hospital) and new members are always welcome.
Since June 2013, the following hospital equipment has been purchased through the hard work of the auxiliary:
Pressure Relief Mattress
An inflatable mattress which continually changes air pressure to prevent pressure injuries.
An ultra sound instrument used by Nurses to aid in the diagnosis of common bladder problems. It is used to measure bladder volume, urinary retention and helps to prevent unnecessary urinary catheterisation.
Ducted Medical Gas System
Suction piping and pumps were installed into patient rooms and treatment areas throughout the hospital. The system is used to clear the airway of blood, saliva, vomit, or other secretions so that a patient may breathe. Oxygen piping was also extended into the renovated Urgent Care Centre and CT Scan room in Radiology.