This year the Clubs fundraising efforts have gone towards purchasing eight new Paediatric IV Stands for the Lismore Base Hospital Children’s Ward. These IV stands allow the child to get out of bed and walk around ward, while having IV therapy. The centre of gravity is also lower which makes the stands more stable than adults IV stands.
The money was raised from the Club’s annual Trivia night, which was well supported by local Businesses who generously donated prizes and the community who attended the night to help raise the much needed funds.
Kerry Byrne, Nurse Unit Manager said, the new IV stands are brightly painted with child friendly wheels which are teddy bears. They will add a bit of fun to the seriousness of the therapy the children are receiving.
“They also allow the children to move throughout the ward which is wonderful for our little ones who are not very well,” Ms Byrne said.
The Quota Club of Lismore has also recently purchased a Hearing Loop for Lismore Public School to help students with hearing difficulties and organized packs for the Women’s Refuge.
Dawn Sten, Quota Club Lismore Secretary said, Quota usually concentrate on projects that relate to hard-of-hearing and disadvantaged women and children around the world but this year we thought it was important to help our local children, who have needs within our local community.
“We chose the Lismore Base Hospital Children’s Ward because we felt this would reach a greater number of children in the local community,” said Ms Sten.
Rebekka Battista, Our Kids Coordinator said, the Lismore Base Hospital Children’s Ward cares for over 2,000 children each year from across our region.
“We are very grateful to the Quota Club Lismore for choosing to support the Lismore Base Hospital Children’s Ward in this way. The child friendly IV Stands will make a big difference to the children who spend time in hospital (and will no longer be confined to bed) delete while receiving IV therapy,” Ms Battista said.
Quota Club Lismore meets the second Wednesday of each month at Lismore Workers Club. If you would like to know more or be involved, please contact Carol Barton, President of the Quota Club Lismore on
0402 149 574