Our nurses and doctors have been under immense pressure over the last two years, having given their all to support their patients during the pandemic.
In recognition of their tireless efforts, Freemasons from the Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter in Bundaberg have donated $22,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) for annual flight nurse training and pre-term baby emergency kits.
Bob Bennett of the Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter said it was important for the local Freemasons to ensure the funds supported the local RFDS base in Bundaberg.
“Our community work is very important to us and our local RFDS flight nurses have done a tremendous job, especially during the last two years, to help those in need in the Wide Bay-Burnett region,” Mr Bennett said.
“Being a RFDS flight nurse adds a whole new layer of complexity which is why specialised training is key. Funding the additional pre-term baby emergency kits will also free up funds for the RFDS to spend on other important equipment.”
According to the RFDS 90,000 Queenslanders from regional and remote areas rely on their service each year.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Sara Parrott said they were pleased to support the local Freemasons to engage with their community.
“The pandemic has affected us all and access to healthcare services has never been more important. By adding a further donation on top of the local Freemasons’ giving, we have enabled their contribution to go further,” Ms Parrott said.
“This contribution helps to ensure that the people of the Wide-Bay Burnett can continue to access this vital service in their time of need,” she said.
Photo: Representatives of the Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter show their appreciation of the RFDS.