Chairs provide extra support and comfort for emergency patients

20 June 2013

Patients visiting the Emergency Department at Taranaki Base Hospital have been made a little more comfortable with the arrival of two Lazy-boy chairs, kindly donated by Todd Energy.

Emergency Department Nurse Manager, Cameron Grant-Fargie said: "We think it is great Todd Energy could help out the Emergency Department with these chairs, that are not only comfortable but also help patients by elevating a sore leg or ankle while waiting for treatment or tests".

The Emergency Department at Taranaki Base Hospital is run by a highly skilled staff trained in specialist emergency care. On an average day the Emergency Department will receive 90  patients through its doors.

"Todd Energy saw a need and offered a hand and we really appreciate it, as do the patients who use the Emergency Department, said Mr Grant-Fargie.
David Bradley, Todd Energy Manager Health, Safety and Community said donating two Lazy-boy chairs was a “no brainer” for Todd Energy.

“The Emergency Department is an essential service used by many people in the community, and they do a fantastic job, we are really pleased to be able to help provide greater support and comfort to patients in real need”, said Mr Bradley.

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Last updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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