This week has seen a changing of the guard at the Bathurst Health Service Café, with the United Hospital Auxiliary (UHA) taking over its management.
The UHA is made up of volunteers who give freely of their time in order to help raise funds for local hospitals.
The money raised for Bathurst Health Service is always gratefully received, with General Manager David Wright saying it generally goes towards the purchase of valuable equipment.
“This year we were delighted to receive a new ultrasound machine for use in our Maternity and CAPAC Units as a result of donations from the UHA and I have been told that they are now also in the process of purchasing Oxygen Concentrators, which are used to support respiratory patients in their homes.
“I know our staff and the Bathurst community are enormously grateful to the UHA volunteers for their efforts and support, it is truly invaluable,” said Mr Wright.
However staff, patients and visitors can expect to see some new faces also, as the UHA rolls out a new model of operating in the cafe.
President of the UHA Bathurst Health Service Branch, Jill Mitchell said the local UHA is delighted to be involved with employing experienced staff from the local community to run the café operations on a day to day basis.
“The Auxiliary Kiosk will still be operating as it always has, however we will now also be overseeing the operations of the professionally staffed café. This is an exciting new venture which we hope will continue to raise even more funds for our local hospital.
“I encourage visitors to the hospital to come and purchase something delicious from either the café of the kiosk. Every little bit helps and we are always so very grateful for the support of our community,” said Mrs Mitchell.
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