High tea helps foundation support hospital patients

High tea
A high tea event will help raise funds for the Bundaberg Hospital.

The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation will be holding a high tea on Saturday, 18 May to raise funds for the Intensive Care Unit of the Bundaberg Hospital.

Manager Anne McWhirter said the foundation would be purchasing special chairs and a rolling device to make patient stays safer and more comfortable.

“The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation is a not-for-profit local charity which raises funds locally to spend on local health related Bundaberg Hospital and community-based projects,” Anne said.

“The Foundation has been raising funds for the hospital for 20 years and in 2018, contributed over $65,000 worth of equipment.”

Local people helping local patients

Anne said the team's mission was to make a difference and improve the comfort of patients at Bundaberg Hospital while complementing the dedication provided by the medical professionals.

“You don’t have to be a doctor or nurse to play a role in helping to save lives,” she said.

“By donating to the foundation, everyone can be part of a unique team.”

Since its establishment 20 years ago, the foundation has contributed over $1.5 million towards medical equipment, patient services and training for medical staff at Bundaberg Hospital.

“We could not have achieved this without community support from individuals, service clubs, community groups, Masonic Lodge members and local people who simply support fundraisers such as the Give Me Five for Kids and Woolworths token campaigns,” Anne said.

“Every dollar helps. Every dollar makes a difference.”

The event will run from 2pm to 5pm at HSG at the Gardens, Penny Lane. There will be champagne on arrival with raffles and prizes, including best dressed.

Tickets are $50 each, bookings essential. Phone 4150 2863 or 0428 074 818, email bhs-foundation@health.qld.gov.au

High tea event