By Dan Rankin
On Monday morning, members of the Stratford-on-Avon Shrine Club paid a visit to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Emergency Department to take a look at some new equipment made possible through their recent donation to the hospital foundation.
The new items include a pair of portable Ophthalmoscope & Otoscope machines, as well as a new portable Vital Signs Monitor.
“The best part about these new machines is that they’re mobile, and can be taken right to the patient,” said Heather Brock, RN. The new Ophthalmoscope & Otoscope machines replace older, wall-mounted units that had lost their functionality.
Hospital manager Jane Rundle noted how the new equipment aligns perfectly with the Shriners’ mission to support children, as the hospital’s emergency department staff can (and do) use the new technology to check up on the ears, eyes and throats of children who come through their doors.
According to St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraising chair John McIntosh, there is still some funds left over from the club’s generous donation that will be used in future projects or purchases yet to be determined.