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(l-r) Joyce Bell, Rita Nutt, Gwen Dowling and Brent Sahlqvist. Seated in front is Judy Brown, a long time friend of Peter Boston, holding a small plaque which will be attached to the bed.

Bed for new rehab ward

(l-r) Joyce Bell, Rita Nutt, Gwen Dowling and Brent Sahlqvist. Seated in front is Judy Brown, a long time friend of Peter Boston, holding a small plaque which will be attached to the bed.
(l-r) Joyce Bell, Rita Nutt, Gwen Dowling and Brent Sahlqvist. Seated in front is Judy Brown, a long time friend of Peter Boston, holding a small plaque which will be attached to the bed.

 

At the recent meeting of the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary a new member, Natalie Cameron, was warmly welcomed.
The Nurse Manager, Anne Farrell, pleased members by outlining plans for the organisation of a new trolley room.
The correspondence included a photo and details of a beautiful doll’s house made and donated by Liz and Col Jeloos which will be part of the Christmas raffle. Thank you for donations from the Wednesday Sewing Group and Laurie Arnott. The Casino auxiliary is holding a Christmas morning tea on Friday November 27 at 10am. RSVP to 6662 3871.
There will be a street stall in Maclean on Thursday November 5 and in Yamba on Thursday November 12. Members are asked to provide suitable goods to sell such as cakes and slices, jams, plants and handicraft items.
Preparations are underway for the Christmas Luncheon which will be held at the Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club on Sunday November 29. The cost is $20 and tickets will be available from the reception desk at the club from November 5 until noon on November 27. There will be no tickets at the door. Doors will open at 11.30am for lunch at noon.
On Saturday October 31, the internationally acclaimed pianist, Glenn Michael Askew, will be performing in the Maclean Bowling Club starting at 7pm. The cost is $10 and the proceeds will be donated to the hospital auxiliary.
All auxiliary members are invited to an “education morning” on November 17 from 12 noon to 1.30pm commencing with a light lunch. The training sessions will be conducted in the Community Health Conference Centre. Please contact Linda Woldseth on 6640 0103 by November 10 to advise if you can attend.
The guest speaker was Anna Bransdon, the president of Chatsworth CWA. The CWA recently celebrated 90 years in operation and has 1000 members in NSW. The aim is to bring women and families together for mutual support as well as helping the broader community. Grants are given to medical students provided they serve some time in country regions and each year money is raised for research into a particular disease. Help is given to women on South Pacific islands by sending them sewing supplies, baby clothes and spectacles.
The sliding tilt table/bed purchased with money donated by the estate of the late Peter Boston has been installed in the new rehabilitation ward. Physiotherapist Brent Sahlqvist gave a demonstration of how it is used to build up the strength of patients who have had strokes or other problems.
The next meeting will be held at 2pm on Monday November 16 in the conference room of Community Health at Maclean District Hospital. New members are welcome.
Maggie Combley

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