Standing aids donated for physiotherapy patients

Enhancing patient independence

Standing aids donated for physiotherapy patients Pexels

Five new standing aids valued at a total of almost $10,000 have been donated to the Griffith Base Hospital (GBH) wards and physiotherapy department.

Three have been donated by the United Hospital Auxiliary Griffith Branch, one by the family and friends of the late Anna Cunial and another by the family and friends of the late Giuseppina Trimboli.

A presentation will be held at GBH physiotherapy department on Friday 29 June at 11am.

Attending will be:

  • Hospital Auxiliary members
  • Elsie Pisan, the daughter of Mrs Cunial
  • A member of Trimboli family
  • GBH General Manager Dr Elizabeth Harford
  • GBH Director of Nursing & Midwifery Meredith Whittaker
  • GBH Physiotherapist Stephanie Star

The ‘Sara Stedy’ standing aids, valued at $1,990 each, encourage more mobile patients to stand up independently and provide an alternative to a wheelchair.

Physiotherapist Stephanie Star said the new aids will greatly enhance the independence of patients while improving their circulations and muscle tone.

“They are a welcome addition to the support equipment we have available in the physiotherapy department,” she said.

General Manager Dr Elizabeth Harford said hospital management and staff greatly appreciated the ongoing support of the Hospital Auxiliary and the generous donations made in memory of Mrs Cunial and Mrs Trimboli.

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