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Maclean Hospital Auxiliary

At the recent meeting of Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary a new member, Angie Walpole was warmly welcomed.

Nurse Manager, Tara Chambers, introduced Belinda George, the hospital’s Nurse Educator who demonstrated how equipment purchased by the auxiliary is used to train nurses. She started with a Simpad, an electronic device that shows the effectiveness of CPR which she performed on Annie, a female dummy. Some of the members also tried giving Annie CPR. Next was an AGD (Automatic General Defibrillator) used in heart attacks. Finally she showed a number of eyes in a set with various pupil sizes which can indicate problems.
Carolyn Adler, the Project Officer for North Coast Primary Health Network, attended the meeting and handed out survey forms for members to fill in. The aim of the survey is to find out what the community needs and ways to improve health and well being.

The correspondence included a letter from the Lions Club saying that they have taken over the running of McMarkets Day. MP Kevin Hogan sent an apology for the Mothers’ Day morning tea. There was an invitation to Grafton Hospital Auxiliary’s Mothers’ Day morning ea on Wednesday May 9, 10am in the Jockey Club at the race course.

There will be a street stall near the pedestrian crossing in Maclean on Thursday May 3 with a wide variety of goods for sale.

The annual Mothers’ Day Morning Tea will be held on Friday May 11 at Maclean Services Club starting at 10.00am. As well as delicious food there will be lucky door prizes, raffles, tombolas and a trading table. The entry fee is $10 and all proceeds go towards buying the latest equipment for Maclean District Hospital; RSVP by May 4 to Sandra on 6646 1564 or Rhonda on 0403 339 544.

The next meeting will be on Monday May 15 at 2pm in the conference room of Community Health at Maclean District Hospital. New members welcome.

Margaret Combley