Tatura Lions donate to GV Health's Tatura Campus
Published at: 17 Jun 2019
Goulburn Valley Health's Tatura Campus will soon boast four new high-tech beds thanks to a Tatura Lions Club donation.
Tatura community members gathered at the site for hospital Sunday - an annual event welcoming donations from the town.
This year, Tatura Lions donated $15000 towards upgrading four hospital beds and general maintenance needed at the facility.
Tatura Lions Club secretary Malcolm Campbell said it was always hard to choose who received the donation.
‘‘We looked around and this was the obvious and most needed thing at the time, so it gave us a clue to where we should spend the money,’’ Mr Campbell said.
Half of the money was raised through the Lions’ annual event ‘‘Tat Fest’’, matched by the Australian Lions Foundation, which was funded by Lions for such projects.
Tatura hospital nursing director Hedi Van Den Ende said they had been fundraising for two years to replace all the hospital beds and the donation would complete that target.
‘‘There’s 23 beds all up and they are very high-tech, which means they are expensive, but they make things more comfortable for patients and are really great for staff because they have all the mechanics,’’ she said.
GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp also attended the afternoon to make a presentation and to congratulate the Lions and the hospital.
The club will continue fundraising for the Tatura community with Tat Fest returning next year.