Chief Minister Gallagher is thanking the Woden Rotary Club which has fundraised a Cough Assist Machine:
The Cough Assist Machine is designed for the treatment of patients with conditions such as muscular dystrophy and for those suffering spinal cord injuries.
“This new machine will be well used across the hospital to assist patients during their stay in hospital,” the Chief Minister said.
In February of this year, the Woden Rotary Club contacted the Canberra Hospital Foundation offering to fund the purchase of the machine.
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“Hospitals always have a wide range of equipment to purchase as services grow and technology improves and we are extremely appreciative of the assistance of community organisations like Rotary who generously donate their money to assist with these purchases. The machine will be useful in the treatment of both children and adults at the Canberra Hospital,” the Chief Minister said.
With community groups paying for medical equipment at the Hospital it really frees the government up to concentrate on things like the arboretum, public art, and “affordable housing” opportunities for people who are skilled at manipulating the system!