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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary members celebrated the 50th Anniversary

Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary members celebrated the 50th Anniversary of reforming back on 6th June 1967. We originally formed in 1954.

We shared the day with 50 people at Moruya Bowling & Recreation Club, including current members, Auxiliary members from the South Eastern Region, Bega, Batemans Bay, Cooma, Delegate, Queanbeyan & Tathra and our State President Linda Swales.

Our Guest speakers for the Day were Brad Rossiter Chairman Eurobodalla Community Consultative Committee & Donor awareness campaigner, Lisa Kennedy General Mgr & Director Medical Services Eurobodalla, Leanne Ovington Director of Nursing & Midwifery. The Mayor Liz Innes also attended and presented the Auxiliary with a Community Spirit Certificate on behalf of Andrew Constance MP the Local Member for Bega and Minister for Roads & Infrastructure who was unable to attend.

Our Secretary has been researching the history of the Auxiliary and spoke of special events and achievements throughout the 50 years, from a trolley service commencing in 1967 to the purchase in 2016 of a CTG Wireless Foetal Monitor for Maternity, with cost shared between Moruya, Batemans Bay and Narooma Community Health Auxiliaries.

The Special Cake was cut by Lyn Rixon our current President, Jessie Pollock one of our original members and Marion Marsden a past long serving Secretary.

Over the 50 years our volunteers have been proud to work our utmost in fundraising, so we can provide items on the "Wish List" for the comfort and care of patients at our wonderful hospital. We could not achieve our goals without the continued support of the community."

Above: Chris Smith Moruya Auxiliary Treasurer & Brad Rossiter

Above: Cake cutting Lyn Rixon Moruya Auxiliary President, Jessie Pollock original member and Marion Marsden past long serving Secretary

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