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14 Jun 2022
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No council option to retain Pelican Park playground
Woy Woy consultation open for three more weeks
Tesch encourages locals to have their say
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Peninsula News readers disadvantaged
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Random patrols at shopping centre
New patron for Rotary club
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More than 630 houses to be without power this month
Rotary club members collect $6000 for Salvos
Men's Shed to operate at two sites while shed is built
Senior surf presentation held at Diggers
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Just 6mm in 16 days is well below average
Channel plan to cost $1.2M for five 'precincts'
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Repair Pelican Park, don't remove it
Feeble justification for delay in council democracy
Masterplan leaves unanswered questions
Council operating budget needs to fix problems
Administrator should be replaced before election
Unelected council should not keep spending our money
Active cases lowest since January 2
Baby baskets donated to mark branch birthday
Aged care volunteers wanted
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Sister Carmel Silvas retires after 49 years' nursing
Women's Health Donor Circle started for health centre
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Music scholarships announced after annual concert
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Monthly play readings resume
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Watercolour perspectives in the landscape
New art gallery from local artists
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'Come and try' outrigger canoes
Donation for hospital surgical area paging system
Bridge club to hold national qualifying event
Woy Woy in 28-0 rugby union defeat



Donation for hospital surgical area paging system

A donation by a social golf club in Woy Woy will allow parents of children undergoing surgery in Gosford Hospital to use a paging system instead of having to sit in the surgical waiting area.

The Swampies Social Golf Club members at the Everglades Country Club, Woy Woy, have donated $5000 to Gosford Hospital.

The donation will be put towards the purchase of a remote paging system, allowing Gosford Theatre staff to allocate a pager to a child's parent or carer as the patient is being taken in for surgery, said club secretary Mr Ken Martin.

"When the patient's procedure is complete, staff are able to make contact with the parent or carer by activating the pager."

Nurse unit manager Ms Toni Hoad said: "This paging system is much more flexible, effective and time-saving then say the use of mobile phones or manpower to contact parents.

"Parents can confidently go and have a coffee or check on other family members knowing their pager will go off as soon as the patient is ready, without the need to wait in the surgical waiting area."

The donation was made to Central Coast Local Health District on Tuesday, May 31.

The cheque was presented to fundraising manager Ms Jan Richens, with the District's acting families director Ms Leanne Roberts and Ms Hoad also present.

Ms Richens thanked the Swampies and said it was a pleasure working with such community-minded individuals to enhance care provided by Central Coast Health.

Mr Martin said: "The Swampies have a long history of donations to local causes throughout the 42 years that the club has been going.

"In recent years, our donations have been directed to the District's Children's Fund and to Cancer Services to purchase equipment that is vitally needed.

"In the past 10 years, the Swampies are proud to have donated over $25,000 to Central Coast Local Health District services", he said.

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