Hospital heating system upgrade

The air-conditioning at Glen Innes Hospital has been improved with the help of $500,000 from the NSW government and the Hospital Auxiliary made up of volunteers who raise funds.

Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall, said: “These upgrades will make Glen Innes Hospital a more comfortable place for patients, while boosting standards of clinical care through improved efficiency for staff.

One of the improvments is reverse cycle heating and cooling which would ensure the “general and maternity wards can stay cool in summer and warm in winter.”

“While staff did their best to battle the elements with heaters and fans, the temperature of wards was a common complaint from patients and staff.”

There have also been improvements in the way gas is conveyed: “The days of nurses wheeling gas cylinders through the hospital are over, thanks to a new piping system that will move oxygen, medical air and a vacuum through between wards.”

Hospital Manager Cathryn Jones and Adam Marshall at the hospital last week.

Hospital Manager Cathryn Jones and Adam Marshall at the hospital last week.