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Weighing in for Korumburra Hospital

KORUMBURRA Hospital patients will benefit from a new weighing chair, donated last week by Heart Support Australia.
The South Gippsland branch of Heart Support Australia purchased the $1600 chair and presented it to the Bridge Street hospital on Thursday.
“The chair is donated in memory of our late former president Bill Chivers. Bill was in Korumburra Hospital at the beginning of the year and was unable to stand to be weighed,” South Gippsland Heart Support director John Grenon said.
“We wanted to purchase and present a chair so future patients can be weighed without trauma.”
The electronic scale requires patients to simply sit in the chair to get an accurate recording of weight for various medical purposes.
“We have donated in excess of $40,000 to the Korumburra Hospital over the years with the presentation of cheques and donations of various pieces of equipment,” Mr Grenon said.
“We have 45 local members of the Heart Support branch and we give to a number of heart and cardiac related programs. We also give to Ambulance Victoria.”
South Gippsland president Bill Ross said he was happy to see the presentation of new equipment to the local health service.
“I am very pleased to present the electronic scales to the hospital and I hope they will benefit patients for years to come,” he said.
Acting nurse unit manager Glenis Lemasurier said Heart Support Australia has been a long time supporter of Gippsland Southern Health Service.
“We have received a lot of support from Heart Support and from various other community organisations over the years and we are very appreciative of it,” she said.
“For instance, we are upgrading our cardiac monitoring systems which have been funded by community groups to the sum of $40,000, which is fantastic. We are sincerely grateful.”

Weight donation: from left, Heart Support South Gippsland treasurer John Kurrle, Loraine Chivers, director John Grenon, president Bill Ross, Korumburra Hospital acting nurse unit manager Glenis Lemasurier and occupational therapist Antoinette McHarg at the presentation of the new weighing chair last Thursday.

Weight donation: from left, Heart Support South Gippsland treasurer John Kurrle, Loraine Chivers, director John Grenon, president Bill Ross, Korumburra Hospital acting nurse unit manager Glenis Lemasurier and occupational therapist Antoinette McHarg at the presentation of the new weighing chair last Thursday.

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