Tuross Head Men’s Shed: making a difference to local physiotherapy

A member of the Tuross Head Men’s Shed had recently been undergoing physiotherapy at the Moruya Hospital and observed the use of skateboards to assist patients recovering from knee operations. A chance remark was heard that the hospital could always use more skateboards, and that maybe the Tuross Head Men’s Shed might be able to make and donate some.   Following a Committee meeting, the Shed agreed it would be more cost-effective to purchase skateboards than attempt to make them, and to seek compliance with Australian Standards. A local source of inexpensive skateboards was found and four boards were purchased. A series of telephone calls and emails later, led to the physiotherapist team at Moruya Hospital and their willingness to accept the skateboards. On Tuesday 30 October 2019, the Men’s Shed President Wayne Brockman and Secretary, Ray Wilkes arrived at the Moruya Hospital to formally donate the skateboards. A brief introduction to the team outlined the background to the donation and acknowledged the important work done by the physiotherapist team. Gretchen Buck and Roseanne Scott gratefully received the donation and thanked the Tuross Head Men’s Shed for their support.

Above: the skateboards were handed to Gretchen and Roseanne by President Wayne (Brocky) Brockman The Tuross Head Men’s Shed is focussed on its service to men in the Tuross Head area and to the wider Eurobodalla community. The Shed was formed in 2012 and is located in Monash Avenue, close to the Tuross Head Community Club.   It has a membership of 60 plus Shedders. A variety of Community projects are undertaken in association with community charity groups; such as, SAGE - Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla; St Johns Ambulance, Moruya Hospital and support the Eurobodalla Agricultural Show at the Moruya Showgrounds.

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