Acute Care patients at Maclean District Hospital are the benefactors of the latest project by the Maclean Rotary Club.
The project which was completed about three weeks ago, now see’s a TV installed above every bed in the Acute Care section of the hospital.
Maclean District Hospital Executive Officer Dan Madden said that he had tried to get a company to install televisions to the hospital on a commercial basis in the past, but it just wasn’t viable.
“It’s tremendous that the Maclean Rotary Club have been able to come to the party,” said Mr Madden.
“(Without a TV to watch) there’s not much to do except look at the ceiling.”
“The hospital is extremely appreciative (to Maclean Rotary) and it is great for patient comfort.
“It’s amazing how supportive this community is here,” Mr Madden said.
Acute Care patient Linda Jackson of Maclean is hospitalised periodically with an ongoing arm infection.
“I couldn’t be in hospital every six months without one,” said Ms Jackson.
“The TV is my saviour.
“I’m in hospital for between four and seven days at a time – I couldn’t do without it.
“I think this is wonderful and the headphones (which are available to the patients) are a massive plus.
“I just want to thank you very much,” she told Maclean Rotary Club President Leigh Barrington.
The hospital has also seen the installation of a WIFI service.
This will enable doctors to use their laptops to record patient records.
Although not available at the moment, down the track patients too will also receive access to the WIFI on a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) basis.