NSW Branch provide further support to St Joseph' Hospital Palliative Care Unit
Last week, members of the NSW Branch presented a $30,301 cheque for equipment in the Palliative Care Unit. The NSW Branch of the Order have pledged to support the Palliative Care Services at St Joseph’s Hospital and have made similar donations since 2010.
The Order is very active throughout Australia and supports services of St Vincents Health Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney particularly with people needing Drug and Alcohol,
Dr Andrew Dorigo received the cheque from NSW Branch Chairman, Mr David Hall AM and Members of the Order, Dr Robert Costa, Dr George Boffa, and Dr Stephen Quain. Palliative care staff requested funding for the following items: 4 High’low beds, 2 Shower Commode Chairs with Accessories, 1 Hand Held Ultra Sound Device, 1 Examination bed for Clinic Room, 4 Footstools to elevate patients legs and 3 Sofa beds.
Volunteer services, which have been provided in the past will again be considered for the future.