Donation enhances quality of life

PICTURED RIGHT: Cooma Palliative Care nurse Jill Murdoch with the new portable oxygen concetrator puchased with funds doanted by Tour De Cure.

PICTURED RIGHT: Cooma Palliative Care nurse Jill Murdoch with the new portable oxygen concetrator puchased with funds doanted by Tour De Cure.

THE quality of life for many local residents will be improved thanks to a donation of $5,000 to the Cooma Hospital's Palliative Care Service.

The Cooma Health Service recently received a very generous donation of $5,000 from Tour De Cure to the hospital's Palliative Care Service. Tour de Cure raises funds by organising a sponsored annual cycling trip throughout various locations in Australia. They then donate to a cancer support service within that locality. This year the Tour De Cure cycled throughout the Cooma and Jindabyne area.

The Palliative Care Service recognised the high demand for a portable oxygen concentrator for our community, and has purchased an Inogen One which is battery operated.

Community clients can now have safe and portable oxygen when attending doctor appointments locally and in Canberra. It will also be available on loan for Palliative Care clients to attend functions and holidays, resulting in less social isolation.

This portable concentrator will enhance the quality of life for many of our residents.

The Cooma Health Service are very appreciative of Tour de Cure's donation and their valuable fundraising to assist those with cancer.

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