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Left to right Peter Curtis, Gwen Thompson, Val Curtis, Howard Connor, Jim Campbell, Maureen Campbell, Rex Grayson, Cindy Smythe and Lorraine Grayson. Oncology Unit Manager Sharyn Hurford seated.

New treatment chair for oncology unit

Left to right  Peter Curtis, Gwen Thompson, Val Curtis, Howard Connor, Jim Campbell, Maureen Campbell, Rex Grayson, Cindy Smythe and Lorraine Grayson. Oncology Unit Manager Sharyn Hurford seated.
Left to right Peter Curtis, Gwen Thompson, Val Curtis, Howard Connor, Jim Campbell, Maureen Campbell, Rex Grayson, Cindy Smythe and Lorraine Grayson. Oncology Unit Manager Sharyn Hurford seated.

 

Cancer patients are to benefit by the donation of the latest style treatment chair for the Grafton Oncology Unit.
The donation was a joint effort by the Jacaranda Embroidery Group Inc., Clarence Valley Freemasons and Masonicare.
The Embroidery Group became aware of the need for the chair and requested Clarence Valley Freemasons to support it in meeting the cost of $7000 for the purchase.
The Embroidery Group raise its funds from exhibitions held at the South Grafton Ex Servicemen’s Club each second year thanks to the generosity of the club which makes its premises available.
Clarence Valley Freemasons raise funds to support local charities and are generously assisted with the additional funding by the Freemasons Grand Charity Fund known as Masonicare.
The Oncology Unit manager Sharyn Hurford said the chair provided greater comfort for those undergoing treatment and is more suitable to provide clinical care to the patients by the staff.
The presentation was made at the Oncology Unit on Tuesday afternoon 17 November with the Embroidery Group, Freemasons and Hospital Auxiliary members in attendance.

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