COHUNA District Hospital is now able to replace its ageing cardiac monitoring equipment following the latest donation from the Lions Club of Cohuna.
Lions Club president and former hospital director of nursing, Anne Graham can recall when the current equipment was purchased, and whilst had served its purpose well over the last 20 years, is a significant investment by the community and the hospital in monitoring cardiac activity from anywhere within the service.
Hospital chief executive officer, Ben Maw said that the replacement of the ageing cardiac monitoring equipment was identified as a priority in a review last year of the needs of the service in clinical equipment.
Mr Maw said that the generosity of the Lions Club in conjunction with support received from the Murray to Moyne cycling relay teams in the recent past has enabled the replacement of this piece of equipment to be realised.
"As such, we are now in a position to purchase the Phillips cardiac monitoring system, which will be state-of-the-art and compatible with technology in other surrounding hospitals, so maintenance, upkeep, but more importantly, management of your care, can be discussed with other specialists in a live environment to help determine the best approach to further care," he said.