Hospital kiosk closure extended another week

The Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk will be reopened on September 26, a week longer than originally planned.

The Kiosk at Broken Hill Health Service was initially closed for a week to renovate and spruce up the facility for kiosk crew members.

The kiosk’s maintenance will take a little longer to finish and then the kiosk volunteers want to prepare for reopening, including cleaning and restocking.

The ladies and gentleman who make up the kiosk crew are hard working volunteers, and funds from sales run into thousands of dollars each year, which all goes towards buying equipment for the hospital.

In 2021 the volunteers chose to buy the following equipment from the hospital’s wish list: Drager Isolette 8000 plus – $20,598.97 (Maternity Ward), nine Connex Vital Signs Monitors – $43,021.43 (Wards), three Pegasus Mattress systems – $25,905 (Wards), 15 Fresenius VP Infusion Pumps – $22,125 (various departments), three Invisbeam Birdie Alarms – $6000 (various departments), two Fresenius PCA Syringe Pumps – $6000 (various departments), six Patient televisions – $1800 (Wards) , which comes to around $120,000 donated.

In a typical year – not a Covid one – the kiosk makes between $140,000 and $160,000 to donate to the hospital.

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