Monitors, pumps, IV sets and beds have all been on the move, from Forté Health to the Canterbury Charity Hospital.

The donated equipment was delivered to the Charity Hospital over the last month and has been very gratefully received. It will support the Canterbury Charity Hospital fulfil its mission of offering free medical, surgical and dental services to the people of Canterbury and the West Coast.

Canterbury Charity Hospital Executive Officer Carl Shaw says their team is over the moon at the new equipment.

“We were on the cusp of replacing our 17-year-old beds, so to have three lovely beds donated by Forté Health Hospital has been amazing as it’s meant we can spend our funds more directly on patients. The new monitors are also a great asset to our hospital.”

The equipment came from Forté’s PACU (Post Anaesthetic Care Unit) and included six GE Carescape B450 monitors (complete with monitoring equipment, wall brackets and cables), 6 IV fluid GP Alaris pumps with 26 IV giving sets, and three Howard Wright trolley beds.

Forté Health Hospital PACU Manager Dorothy Gelens says donating the equipment to the Canterbury Charity Hospital was a no-brainer.

“Our role is to support not only the patients who come here to Forté Health, but to support the wider health system and the health of our community. The Canterbury Charity Hospital is an incredible organisation and we’re delighted that by donating this equipment we can support their volunteer team in the amazing work they do.”

Charity Hospital clinical nurse Averill with the new equipment in the recovery room.