The District Nursing Service (DNS) has purchased a new treatment chair thanks to the generous donations of both the North Gippsland Group and the Bundalaguah Branch of the Country Women’s Association.
The electronically controlled, multi-functional treatment chair is based at the DNS Clinic in the communitybuilding at Central Gippsland Health (CGH) in Sale.
Nurse Unit Manager Home Nursing, Sue Shadbolt, said not only did the new chair meet the needs of patients, but it made the job of nurses a lot easier. “The DNS has previously used a manual treatment chair which means nurses had to physically lift the feet and head of the chair to adjust to patient’s needs,” she explained. “The new electronic chair has arms and is wider than the one we had previously. It was purchased after the nurses made a list of the important aspects that would be required to assist our patients and improve their working environment.”
Pictured: DNS patient, Margaret Webber, testing out the new treatment chair with Nurse Unit ManagerHome Nursing, Sue Shadbolt.