Moree Renal Support group donate $20,600 to Moree Hospital for new invasive monitoring machine

Moree Hospital health service manager Bronwyn Cosh (third from right) accepts the $20,600 donation from the Moree Renal Support committee - Madonna McInnes, Luanne Andrews, president Will Sabine, Alan Stevens, Barbara Stevens and Meg Young. Absent is Lola Shearer, Shirley Thompson, Sharon Broadie and Dell Jones.
Moree Hospital health service manager Bronwyn Cosh (third from right) accepts the $20,600 donation from the Moree Renal Support committee - Madonna McInnes, Luanne Andrews, president Will Sabine, Alan Stevens, Barbara Stevens and Meg Young. Absent is Lola Shearer, Shirley Thompson, Sharon Broadie and Dell Jones.

Moree Hospital will be able to purchase some much needed new equipment thanks to a generous donation from the Moree Renal Support committee.

The committee presented Moree Hospital with a donation of $20,600 for a brand new invasive monitoring machine.

"It's for an invasive monitoring machine for the emergency department, which is required when we have our sicker patients" Moree Hospital health service manager Bronwyn Cosh said.

"It takes people's blood pressure, tests their oxygen, their heart rate, their respiration rate. It does an ECG to test their carbon dioxide level in the blood and it takes an invasive blood pressure."

Each year, the Moree Renal Support group makes a significant donation to the Moree Hospital, having raised more than $500,000 since the group's inception in 2001.

The money is raised through a meat raffle every Wednesday night at the Moree Services Club.

"It's not only for the renal unit but for the hospital itself," Moree Renal Support group president Will Sabine said.

"We've donated money so they could buy their two new operating trays for both theatres at the hospital.

"The last cheque that we gave to the Moree Renal Unit was $52,500 and that bought eight brand new chairs, all updated."

"We are constantly amazed at the amount of money that this group raises for us," Ms Cosh said.

"And the whole community is grateful for what is donated because it's not to the hospital, it's for the Moree community and all people that live in Moree to have the equipment that's needed to help keep them well."