Auxiliary donation improving patient care at Lithgow Hospital


A new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine in the Medical Imaging Department at Lithgow Hospital is helping deliver patients higher quality scans at their next appointment.

Hospital Auxiliary volunteers with Chief Radiographer

Lithgow United Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers with Lithgow Hospital Chief Radiographer, Michelle Bostock

The new machine is thanks to an incredibly generous $140,000 donation from the Lithgow United Hospital Auxiliary, whose fundraising support has also led to the purchase of 10 recovery beds for the hospital.

Medical Imaging Chief Radiographer, Michelle Bostock says the donation is already making a huge impact on services delivered at the hospital.

“The new ultrasound machine is definitely an upgrade on the previous unit. The image resolution is very high and on par with those scans delivered in tertiary centres,” says Michelle.

“Obstetric services are one of the areas who get real benefits from the technology as the scans are able to capture a lot more detail thanks to the machine’s precision.”

Michelle also praised the meaningful impact the Auxiliary has on the local community.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the volunteers within the Auxiliary group. For many years they have helped fund essential hospital equipment that is improving the health outcomes of our patients.”

Thank you to the Lithgow United Hospital Auxiliary for their continued support.

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