Scanner enhances local care in Laidley
Arglye Masonic Lodge approached Laidley Hospital to see what would make most difference for the local community. High on the list was a bladder-scanner - non-invasive equipment used to monitor urinary volume in men, women and older children.
Hand Heart Pocket supported the Lodge’s local fundraising activities which included a barefoot bowls event, raffles and auctions as well as individual donations. A combined total of $6000 was matched by the hospital to purchase the equipment.
The scanner is saving many locals, including the elderly, travelling to Ipswich for painful, embarrassing and possibly risky catheterisation. It has been so successful that the idea has snowballed with Ipswich Hospital agreeing to subsidise scanners for Esk and Boonah hospitals too.