Post-graduate nurses receive a boost
Published at: 29 May 2019
Seven nurses will be up-skilled at Goulburn Valley Health after the proceeds from a generous Charity Golf Day event were handed over to the organisation.
The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Shepparton Central, raised an enormous $15,000 to put toward three post graduate nursing scholarships.
Both GV Health and the GV Health Foundation added another $10,000 each for four further scholarships.
The funds were passed on to GV Health at luncheon where chief executive Matt Sharp thanked special guests and sponsors for their contributions.
‘‘I’ve been in this role for almost 12 months and one thing that stands out is connection,’’ he said.
Mr Sharp said people’s willingness to give back was a huge strength of the Shepparton community.
‘‘We are aware that we can’t do what we do without contributions from the community,’’ he said.
Mr Sharp said the scholarships would ensure five nurses would be able to study specialised areas with funding dedicated to post graduate degrees in dialysis, paediatrics, the emergency department, critical care, the operating theatre, oncology and midwifery.
He explained these trained staff would be invaluable given the hospital’s current redevelopment will see the need for additional staff members, in particular new nurses.
GV Health Foundation trustee Graham Hofmeyer thanked the Rotary Club of Shepparton Central for its contribution.
Event chairperson Robert Kelly from the Rotary Club said this was a partnership they hoped to continue into the future.
Mr Sharp also thanked the event’s major sponsors Goulburn Valley Motor Group, Quicklift Crane Hire and Specsavers Shepparton.