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$50,000 grant from BHP will further enhance service capacity

A $50,000 grant from BHP will further enhance the capacity of Nhulundu Health Service as a front-line service provider.

The grant will help ensure the primary health service not only complies with changes brought about by COVID-19, but will provide a range of office equipment to support continuity of care for clients and service users.

Nhulundu Health Service CEO, Matthew Cooke, said he was very appreciative of the support shown by BHP. “This grant will allow for the bulk purchase of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for over 40 staff across Primary Health Care, Aged Care and Family Wellbeing staff,” he said. “This will ensure our order is given priority due to the scale of the purchase, which in turn means our service will have sufficient PPE to operate safely over the coming months.”

Mr Cooke said the grant also allowed for the purchase of smart phones, laptop computers and associated software to support continuity of care for health service clients. “This will allow our medical staff including General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Allied Health specialists to use Telehealth and video-conferencing with our service users,” said Mr Cooke.

Located in Goondoon Street, Gladstone Region Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Service Ltd t/a Nhulundu Health Service, aims to promote better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and reduce the gap in life expectancy.

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