Y-Zetts donation ensures new equipment for hospital 

STAWELL - Stawell Regional Health Y-Zetts representatives were treated to a demonstration by registered nurses of the new Accuvein equipment purchased for the Oncology Unit at the Stawell Hospital.

The demonstration was provided by nurses Jan Sherwell and Linda Farrer.

Jan thanked the -Zetts for their donation of $7800 to purchase the equipment.

"Benefits to our patients will be significant when detecting the location of veins for intravenous procedures in chemotherapy," she said.

Current Y-Zetts president, Joan Brilliant, said the group was pleased to be making the donation and thanked the community for their continued support.

"Y-Zetts can only make these donations while we enjoy the support of our community," Mrs Brilliant said.

"Proceeds from the Y-Zetts local shopping spree have ensured this purchase of vital equipment.

"Our next major fundraiser is to cater for the annual Rotary Convention on Sunday, May 5. We look to all members and friends of Y-Zetts to assist in any way, as generally, we cater for in excess of 350 Rotarians. It is a huge task."

Anyone who can assist for a few hours on Sunday, May 5 is asked to present at the cafeteria at Stawell Regional Health at 8.30am.

Stawell Regional Health Y-Zetts have elected office bearers for the next 12 months. They are president Joan Brilliant, vice president Helena Nicholson, treasurer Lyn Bibby and secretary/public relations Meg Blake.

The next Y-Zetts meeting will be held in the Education Centre at Stawell Regional Health at 5.30pm on Thursday, May 9, when Shelley Wadge will conduct a stamping art word card making session. Members and friends are most welcome to attend. Cost is $5 per person which will contribute to materials and will result in all participants going home with at least two personalised greeting cards.

The Y-Zetts were delighted to welcome a new member, Connie Maddocks, to their meeting held on April 11.

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