Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary (BBHA) say their recent fundraising efforts will buy a state-of-the art Lucas 2 cardiac compression device for Byron Central Hospital (BCH).
Additionally eight new observation machines have been purchased, and a new interactive kids’ play centre has been installed in the waiting room.
BBHA president Mollie Strong said this year will see the total funds contributed by the BBHA over the past ten years reach $500,000.
She said, ‘Throughout its 65-year history, the Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary has had a dedicated band of women and men who have volunteered to raise funds for specialist equipment to support patients and staff.’
‘These particular equipment purchases are the result of raffles, charity golf days, collections and garage sales all undertaken by a small band of wonderful people.
‘Volunteering is a selfless task, and relies on a very strong commitment which is the service to others.’