Credit Union Invests in Patient Amenity at Kempsey District

Palliative Care and Rehabilitation patients at Kempsey District Hospital will be able to enjoy some of the little luxuries of being at home thanks to Holiday Coast Credit Union.

The customer-owned credit union has supported Kempsey District Hospital with a $2500 grant from its 2017 Community Partnership Program, which will be used to purchase DVD players for patients to use.

Kempsey District Hospital’s Nurse Manager Judy Beilby thanked Holiday Coast for its ongoing support to the Macleay community.

“We have a beautiful new building at Kempsey District Hospital for our patients, including two palliative care rooms,” Ms Beilby said.

“We would love to be able to provide a few creature comforts, such as DVD players, that make the hospital setting more homely for these special patients and their loved ones.

“The grant from Holiday Coast helps us to do that – to transform a clinical setting into a relaxed, comfy and homely setting.”

Holiday Coast Credit Union’s Kempsey branch manager Amanda Hudson said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the grant as it clearly demonstrates Holiday Coast’s genuine commitment to serving our community and customers.

“Being a 100 per cent customer-owned organisation, it’s so important to continue to support our local community,” Ms Hudson said.

“Our Community Partnership grants allow us to assist local not-for-profit organisations in a very practical way and we have donated close to $1.7 million from Maitland to Coffs Harbour since the Partnership Grant program started in 2005.

“We are delighted this year to be able to support Kempsey District Hospital’s wish to improve patient amenity,” Ms Hudson said.