Major boost for Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre
The Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre has been boosted with the gift of a portable untrasound machine valued at $1.5 million.
The equipment and maintenance agreement - facilitated by the CHASE Fund, the Rotary Club of St Andrew North, and PROVEN Investment limited - is expected to significantly enhance the efficiency with which patients with spinal cord injuries are diagnosed and assessed.
"These machines prevent patients from having to go externally to hospitals, pay for transportation, with two nurses to accompany them. The portable ultrasound machine improves the health of the kidneys of patients with spinal cord injury," said Dr Rory Dixon, chief medical officer at the centre.
Dixon said that approximately 4,400 patients are treated at the centre annually, some with spinal cord injury.
The Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre provides rehabilitative healthcare for patients with physically altered body function. It offers services such as physiotherapy, prosthetics and orthodontic manufacturing, speech therapy, counselling and social support, and medical care.