A generous donation from the Crawley family to honour the memory of Norma Crawley, their beloved wife and mother, has enabled Seymour Health to purchase a new state-of-the-art patient lifter.
Ray Crawley said he and his children, Joanne and Travis, ‘‘appreciated very much the care given by the staff at Seymour Health’’.
‘‘Especially those in the palliative care unit and we know Norma shared our gratitude to Seymour Health,’’ he said.
‘‘We believe this new piece of equipment will be of much benefit to staff and patients.’’
Seymour Health clinical services director Jo Cavill said the equipment will be used to move non-ambulant patients from bed to chair, or from floor to bed or chair if an ambulant patient should accidently fall.
‘‘It is a vital piece of equipment in our acute services department that also manages end-of-life care for patients diagnosed with a palliative condition,’’ she said.
‘‘Norma Crawley was a palliative care volunteer with the Seymour Health team for many years, devoting her time and resources to assisting others in their time of need.’’
‘‘It is fitting Norma’s legacy of helping others is recognised through the acquisition of equipment that also provides assistance to those less able.’’