West Wyalong Hospital Auxiliary receives new medical equipment

Patients, hospital staff and travellers of West Wyalong Hospital Auxiliary in the Bland Shire will soon benefit from new hospital equipment funded by the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program.

The new medical patient weight scale and printer will facilitate safe and accurate measurements that allow the hospital to better treat the community. Potential risks to health such as obesity will be identified earlier and more easily, and referrals to allied health and dieticians in the region will ensure the wellbeing of community members.

Bud Cameron, the Branch Manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions in West Wyalong admires the passion of the ladies from the Hospital Auxiliary. “The grant is supporting our local hospital auxiliary in the purchase of a patient weigh station, which they inform us will be utilised daily on patient arrival. I find it quite humbling that a small token from a corporate company like Nutrien can have such an impact on a small local community,” Bud said.

Louise McCabe, a spokesperson from West Wyalong Hospital and Auxiliary explains further the impact of this project in the Shire “It’s really important to us that we can look after the people in our community - to make sure any risks are identified as early as possible and assist with overall wellbeing. The patient weight scale is a simple process, the patient steps onto it and the staff can quickly and easily obtain the measurements needed.”