News

Donation helps patients get back on their feet

STAYING MOBILE: Grahame Riley, Tina Mammino, Hetty Riley and nurse unit manager Lynn Anderson with the three walkers donated by the Childers Lions Club.
STAYING MOBILE: Grahame Riley, Tina Mammino, Hetty Riley and nurse unit manager Lynn Anderson with the three walkers donated by the Childers Lions Club. Mike Knott

A MONTH ago while laying in the surgical ward of Bundaberg Hospital, Hetty Riley made a promise to the nursing staff that she would return with some much-needed walkers.

Yesterday she was true to her word when she arrived on behalf of Childers Lions Club with three walkers for surgical ward patients.

Despite recovering from a major bowel cancer operation, Mrs Riley was more concerned with her fellow patients. When she saw a woman opposite her in desperate need of a walker, she acted.

"I went to ask one of the nurses for a walker for her and they said they had one walker for the entire floor," she said.

"I thought it was bloody ridiculous to have 52 beds to one walker."

Mrs Riley said the nurses did not believe her when she said she would return with a walker, let alone three.

"They looked at me as though, 'we've heard that before'," she said.

"So when I got out of hospital I went to the local chemist and bought three of them for $100 each."

Mrs Riley said when she arrived with the walkers, the hospital staff were overwhelmed.

"The supervisor, Lynn Anderson, placed a notice on all the walkers that they were to stay on the surgical floor," she said.

"That's where people come out of theatre and really do need some sort of assistance."

Topics:  bundaberg hospital




Alcohol hampers investigation into hotel assault

ASSAULT: A man was taken to hospital after an incident outside the Central Hotel on Friday night.

Victim unable to tell police what happened

QRL responds to Bundaberg's junior rugby league brawl

Bundaberg police on the scene at Salter Oval after a up to 100 people where invovled in a brawl at a junior game.

The Queensland Rugby League talk about the junior brawl

Latest deals and offers

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

Navy man Keller ready to marry a perfect stranger

Former Navy engineer Keller is a participant in season three of Married At First Sight.

Tattoos are just the surface of Married At First Sight groom.

Ozzy cheated with 5 women in 5 countries: Sharon

Sharon Osbourne claims her husband Ozzy has cheated on her

The Big Music Quiz gives The Block a run for its money

Darren McMullen hosts the TV series The Big Music Quiz.

NEW challenger in TV ratings race shakes up Sunday night.

Britney Spears calls Carpool Karaoke appearance "awkward"

Britney Spears admits her Carpool Karaoke segment was "awkward"

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa