Dunstan Hospital

Central Lakes has approved a total of $1,512,867 over 18 grants in the Trust’s second meeting for the financial year.

Among the recipients was Dunstan Hospital who will receive $180,000, making up Central Otago Health Incorporated’s shortfall for new x-ray equipment, including a mobile x-ray machine and a replacement fixed machine.

COH Inc Chairperson, Tracy Paterson says, “The current technology has become out-of-date, and we could no longer get replacement parts. CLT’s grant ensures we can update the technology and for this we are extremely grateful.”

Central Otago Health Services Ltd CEO, Kathy de Luc, adds. “If we didn’t replace it, patients requiring publicly- funded x-rays would need to travel further afield to either Queenstown, Dunedin or Invercargill for their x-rays. It is with the continued support from organisations like CLT, individual and club donations and COH Inc that we are able to continue to provide quality care to the community.”

The largest grant of the round went to Roxburgh Pool Punawai Ora ‘Safe Water’ Incorporated.  This group were granted $920,766 towards bringing a new Roxburgh pool to fruition, at a total cost of $2.5 million. The current pool is 89 years old and well past its used-by date.

Since the Trust commenced 21 years ago, it has returned over $124 million back into the community.

A total of $6.24 million of the $9.60 million grants budget for the 2021/22 financial year has been allocated to date.

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