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Y’s Men’s $1K Donation

Mildura Health Fund and Ys Men's Club of Broken Hill

The local Y’s Men’s Club of Broken Hill has demonstrated its commitment to regional healthcare by donating $1000 to the Mildura Health Foundation’s new Patient Accommodation Project.

This initiative ensures that members of the Broken Hill community receiving radiation treatment at the Mildura Health Icon Cancer Centre have access to affordable accommodation during their treatment period.

Broken Hill residents and those from surrounding areas who are undergoing radiation will benefit from the State-Government rebates that make staying in these accommodations either free or at a very low cost.

The projected $5 million facility will include 10 patient accommodation apartments, designed to offer all the comforts of home. This development is set to be situated in the health-centric precinct on Thirteenth Street in Mildura, where land has already been secured for this purpose.

Club President Geoff Webb commented on the importance of the project, highlighting the club’s dedication to healthcare improvements for the Broken Hill community. “We are aware of the health needs of Broken Hill and are happy to do anything that assists and supports with that,” said Mr Webb.

He also noted that the Y’s Men’s Club extends its support beyond local borders, with contributions made to accommodation services for patients and their families in other regions, including facilities like the Cancer Council Greenhill Lodge Accommodation, Flinders Medical Centre Accommodation, and Ronald McDonald House.

Established over five decades ago, the Y’s Men’s Club of Broken Hill has a long-standing tradition of community service. The club is known for its operation of a historic merry-go-round at community events, conducting a weekly raffle at the Workies, and providing scholarships to assist local youths with their higher education aspirations.

With a modest membership of a dozen individuals, the club continues to have a significant impact on a variety of community initiatives.

For those interested in supporting the Mildura Health Foundation’s Patient Accommodation Project, donations can be made, or further information can be obtained by visiting the foundation’s website at www.mhfoundation.com.au.

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