24 March 2015
Whitehaven helps out rural health centre
Whitehaven Coal has donated $10,000 to the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre for the purchase of much-needed nursing and physiotheraphy equipment.
Gunnedah Rural Health Centre chairman Keith Perrett said the three-year-old community-owned, state-of-the-art centre relies on the ongoing support from the corporate sector.
“The centre is one of the best facilities in regional NSW, so we need to ensure we have the best equipment, which is very expensive,” Mr Perrett said.
“It’s wonderful to have the support of Gunnedah’s biggest employer, Whitehaven Coal, and to know they recognise the worth in our centre.
Whitehaven Coal’s general manager for health safety environment and communities Kirsten Gollogly said the company was proud to support the centre.
“We are happy to support the continuing development of a great centre for our region,” Ms Gollogly said.
The funding will provide an ophthalmoscope (eyes and ears), a carbon dematoscope (skin), a rechargeable battery for COAGcheck (bloods) and vital physiotheraphy equipment for the health centre.
For the full story, visit the Namoi Valley Independent.
Pictured are Gunnedah Rural Health Centre board chairman Keith Perrett with Whitehaven Coal’s general manager for health safety environment and communities Kirsten Gollogly and Whitehaven Coal’s community relations officer Daryl Campbell. Picture courtesy of the Namoi Valley Independent.Back to News