Galston Community Health Centre and Galston Community Centre donated money to purchase four Sara Stedy machines.
The machines have been allocated across the hospital in the STAR building, Lumby, Intensive Care Unit and rehabilitation.
The Sara Stedy is a nonelectrical standing aid that minimises manual lifting by care givers. It is useful for patients who are nonweight bearing who can only stand for a few seconds; or those that can only achieve a half stand, and those that are too unsteady to mobilise safely for example, amputee patients.
Physiotherapy Manager, Katie Lee, said allied health and nursing departments of the hospital would benefit from the machines.
‘A huge thank you to Galston Community Health Centre and long-term volunteer Julie,’’ she said.
‘This will make a huge difference to our patients in terms of rehabilitation getting them up and moving.’’