To raise funds for new equipment in the centre, the hospital this month launched its annual Spring Appeal.
St Vincent’s general manager Cheryl Royle said the appeal would be an important step in ensuring the centre continued providing the highest quality service for pain sufferers.
“We have had a phenomenal response from patients who have had those implants, where they have suffered for many years, often, and then the following day when you see them down on the ward, they are so thrilled to say that they have no pain,” she said.
“Since opening the theatre the doctors are now looking for some new infusion pumps and some new sonography equipment, but it’s all fairly costly.
“We’d like to lead Australia in what we do.
“This hospital has been in establishment for some time now, and it’s really the foundation of the Sisters of Charity.
“Pain management is a much needed service in the community, and we’re hoping that we can help people as much as we can.”
Fundraising enquiries can be made to Gillian Reid on (07) 3240 1266.
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