Healthcare equipment valued at $50,000 boosts Limestone Coast Health Network

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Vital pieces of hospital equipment have been secured by the Limestone Coast Health Network (LCHN) in response the region's growing health care sector.

Two specialised pumps for delivering anaesthetic to surgery patients are among the $50,000 in funds handed over by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF).

The pumps will be located at Mount Gambier Hospital.

Furthermore, at the request of the LCHN, two sterilisation drying cabinets for Mount Gambier's theatre are also part of the handover.

The funding is part of a $300,000 state-wide commitment to South Australia's country health network by the charity.

Limestone Coast Local Health Network CEO Ngaire Buchanan welcomed the funding.

"We are extremely grateful to receive this generous contribution from The Hospital Research Foundation and would like to thank them for their ongoing support," she said.

"This equipment will allow us to continue providing high-quality care to our local community for both now and into the future."

Foundation CEO Paul Flynn said the charity was proud to extend its support to all South Australian communities and public hospitals.

"The Hospital Research Foundation is the charity for every South Australian," Mr Flynn said.

"With about 25 per cent of South Australians living outside of Adelaide, it is incumbent of us to do all we can to help improve care and treatments for these regional communities.

"This equipment meets an immediate need within the Limestone Coast region and helps patients access the latest healthcare at their local hospital.

"It also arms our frontline healthcare workers with the latest technology to make their jobs easier.

"We are proud to be able to support the great work of country health centres through this grant, made possible thanks to our generous donors and ticket buyers in the Hospital Research Home Lottery."