Giving back: Deanne Williams, Mary Bothams, Glennis Mitchel, Eunice McIntyre, Joy Sullivan, Robyn Patroni, Del Cole and Sharon Shelford check out the Gympie Hospital Chemo ward’s new air-conditioner.
Giving back: Deanne Williams, Mary Bothams, Glennis Mitchel, Eunice McIntyre, Joy Sullivan, Robyn Patroni, Del Cole and Sharon Shelford check out the Gympie Hospital Chemo ward’s new air-conditioner. Renee Pilcher

Donation helps Gympie patients

GYMPIE Hospital chemotherapy patients and those visiting the McGrath Breast Care Nurse can now have their interviews, counselling and education sessions carried out in more privacy thanks to a donation from Gympie Quota Club.

The club has donated $500 towards air-conditioning a private verandah area which was previously either extremely hot or cold, making the area uncomfortable and often unusable.

Chemotherapy Unit Acting Clinical Nurse Deanne Williams said patients who were already going through a very stressful and emotional time in their lives needed privacy during the all important counselling and education sessions.

“This donation towards air-conditioning will provide a private and more comfortable environment for the chemotherapy unit patients and staff and the McGrath Breast Care nurse to undertake this very important work,” Ms Williams said.

Gympie Quota Club representative Joy Sullivan said club members raised thousands of dollars each year through dances, raffles and the Legends Wine Bar and Café at the Gympie Muster.

“We are a non-profit ladies service club,” Ms Sullivan said.

“We only have 16 members but we’re a club with lots of fellowship and good spirit and we aim to give as much as possible to our local community, especially cancer care services.

“Our members became aware of the need for this air-conditioning unit and we hope our donation assists those who have been diagnosed with cancer.”

The Gympie Hospital Trust Fund has also contributed towards the cost of air-conditioning the room.

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