Uralla and Armidale's Hospital Auxiliaries raise $52k

TIRELESS EFFORTS: Members of the Uralla and Armidale Hospital Auxiliary celebrate their achievements with hospital staff at a morning tea on Tuesday morning.
TIRELESS EFFORTS: Members of the Uralla and Armidale Hospital Auxiliary celebrate their achievements with hospital staff at a morning tea on Tuesday morning.

Armidale and Uralla Hospital Auxiliaries have together raised $52,000 in 18 months for equipment at Armidale Hospital.

Hospital staff held a morning tea to thank volunteers for their tireless efforts. 

“We’ve had two trading tables this year and the canteen … which runs five days a week,” Armidale Hospital Auxiliary President Robyn Clutterbuck said.

Staff create a wishlist of equipment needed and everything purchased is for patient use.

Armidale Hospital General Manager Wendy Mulligan said the morning tea was all about saying “thank you”.

“We really appreciate everything that you do,” she said whilst thanking the group on Tuesday morning.

CELEBRATING: Cherie Hunter, Val Terbutt and Cassandra Robertson join a crowd of staff and auxiliary volunteers at the morning tea. The Uralla and Armidale auxiliaries raised $52,000 for equipment in the past 18 months.

CELEBRATING: Cherie Hunter, Val Terbutt and Cassandra Robertson join a crowd of staff and auxiliary volunteers at the morning tea. The Uralla and Armidale auxiliaries raised $52,000 for equipment in the past 18 months.

The money has gone toward purchasing a huge amount of equipment including 16 bedside hutches, a top loader washing machine, a macroview otoscope, two teaching stethoscopes, a sewing machine for rehabilitation, four commode chairs, two wheelchairs and much more.