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John Cole Toyota supports patient care

A NEW piece of equipment bought through a the generous support of a local business will be used daily to support patient care at Malanda.

John Cole Toyota has donated a vital signs monitor to the Atherton Hospital Friends of the Foundation for the Malanda Primary Health Clinic.

Clinical Nurse Consultant Rachel Bernays said the new vital signs monitor made work easier and faster for clinical staff and was more efficient than methods previously used.

“The machine is reliable and versatile as it is mobile and has battery backup,” Ms Bernays said.

Malanda PHC is a very busy clinic, servicing a population of 8000 residents and is a teaching practice, catering for nursing and medical students all year round.

John Cole Toyota has now donated a combined total of more than $15,000 to Atherton and Innisfail Friends of the Hospital Foundation.

“Some of the donated funds have played a crucial part in equipping the Malanda Primary Health Centre with an essential new Vital Signs Monitor, that will aid the community-based care service and provide essential maternal and child health, in addition to wound care for those who live in Malanda, Tarzali and Yungaburra areas,.

“Our support for the Foundation helps drive our dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of those around us.

“By backing the Friends of the Hospital Foundation, we believe we are ensuring a healthier, more robust future for all members of our community.”

Atherton Hospital Friends of the Foundation president Mary Fitzsimons said support and commitment from local business was vital to the work they do.

“Donations such as this and seeing the outcomes in terms of the equipment bought, inspires all our hard-working volunteers,” Mrs Fitzsimons said.

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