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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



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