Auxiliary’s heart in the right place

Caboolture Hospital Auxiliary

Caitlyn Antaw (third left) and Mickayla Mangin (far right) from Caboolture Hospital Auxiliary have helped raise a princely sum to purchase vital monitoring equipment for patients at risk of heart disease and with serious heart conditions.

The Caboolture Hospital Auxiliary has continued its tradition of giving with the donation of close to $170,000 for highly specialised heart monitoring and testing equipment.

Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals Executive Director Dr Lance Le Ray said the Auxiliary was  inspirational.

“They selflessly volunteer in our canteen to raise vital funds for this hospital and to enhance the care that we provide to our community,” Dr Le Ray said.

“The purchase of a Cardiac Ultrasound Machine and Cardiac Exercise Testing System is one of many recent donations that are making a vast difference to our services and to our patients.”

Senior Staff Specialist Dr Jamil Ahmed said the new equipment would enhance diagnosis of serious life threatening heart conditions.

“This clinical equipment will enhance our ability to provide high-quality, diagnostic cardiac testing for locals at risk of coronary heart disease, heart valve abnormalities or more complex heart conditions,” Dr Ahmed said.

“We are now able to monitor more intimately how a patient’s heart is functioning and identify life threatening blockages or signs of coronary heart disease.”

The Caboolture Hospital Auxiliary has raised more than $2.5 million over the past two decades for our community.

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