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Thank you Ourimbah Hospital Auxiliary
The Ourimbah Hospital Auxiliary has donated two Rapid Response Team emergency trolleys to Gosford Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Benita Bolcina (left) with members of the Ourimbah Hospital Auxiliary.
6 September 2023
CLINICAL Nurse Consultant of the Rapid Response Teams, Benita Bolcina said the trolleys, which combined are worth almost $7,000, would greatly assist the team in responding to clinical emergencies on the ward.
“The Rapid Response Team consists of clinical staff who are trained to respond to urgent calls for help when it is suspected or apparent that a patient is experiencing serious deterioration,” Ms Bolcina said.
“These purpose-built trolleys are better organised making it easier to access the equipment needed when the team is responding to rapid response calls.
“Each trolley is equipped with everything needed to manage a patient’s airway and circulation, along with personal protective equipment (PPE).”
The Ourimbah Hospital Auxiliary has a long history of supporting Gosford Hospital.
“Over the past 25 years they have donated more than $152,000 to Gosford Hospital which has been used to enhance the care and comfort that we provide to our patients,” Ms Bolcina said.
“We are very grateful for the time and effort each of the auxiliary members dedicate to raising money for Gosford Hospital. They are beloved by the local community who look forward to their fundraising stalls.
“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to each of them for everything they do to support us.”
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