STEERING COMMITTEE: Biggenden District Hospital circa 1920. Picture: State Library of Queensland.
STEERING COMMITTEE: Biggenden District Hospital circa 1920. Picture: State Library of Queensland.

Biggenden hospital site approaches 100th year

FAST approaching their 100th year, the Biggenden Hospital is calling upon the community to help create a steering committee to organise the hospital's centenary event.

The hospitals auxiliary committee are currently looking for anyone who may be a former hospital employee or has a connection to or interest in the hospital to join a steering committee.

Biggenden Hospital director of nursing Heather MacKellar said the committee would be responsible for organising a celebration in July.

"The auxiliary are looking to celebrate 100 years of the Biggenden hospital and are calling for interest to create a steering committee," Ms MacKellar said.

"They would be looking to get something happening around July 18.

"The auxiliary are a small group of volunteers that have full-time work outside of the hospital and therefore need help in organising the hospitals 100th year celebrations."

The Biggenden hospital provides crucial health care to people from all over the region and is home to eleven aged care residents and also provides seven acute beds.

The hospital auxiliary have been highly successful in the past and I'm sure they will do a good job this time round, Ms MacKellar said.

"The auxiliary are a very community-orientated organisation that do a lot of fundraising towards improving hospital services," she said.

"A lot of their money goes towards additional training, improving facilities and making residents and patients feel more comfortable.

"They are thought of with very high regard by staff and the community with what they can achieve here."

If joining the hospital steering committee is of interest to you, call Biggenden Hospital on 4127 6400.

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