When Richmond woman Fiona Culpin came into a little bit of money recently, she thought about how she could help those in need.
Fiona saw our wishlist and decided she would donate $6000 to fund two mobile nurse assessment stands for our inpatient unit.
Fiona says she believes hospice care is a great idea. Her own parents died without good support. “It was something that didn’t exist when I was a young person.”
Fiona was on a waiting list to volunteer at one point in the past, but when a relative died and she came into some money she realised this was a better way for her to support the work of hospice.
Fiona knows the difference her donation is making to each patient in the unit. And to the nursing staff.
Clinical nurse manager Dominica Cresswell says staff are very grateful for the generous gift. She says the mobile units give nurses the ability to “easily bring the equipment to the patient when we need to monitor their vital signs such as blood pressure, oxygen levels or temperature.”
Fiona has only lived in the Nelson Tasman region for seven years, moving from Scotland to be near family. With generous gifts such as this one, she has certainly become part of our caring community.