A NEW high-speed operating drill is enabling staff at Western District Health Service to deliver the highest possible health care to local residents.
The $39,000 drill was partly funded through the proceeds of last year’s WDHS Annual Christmas Appeal, which raised more than $11,000.
The ‘Midas Rex’ drill is a high speed, pneumatic machine which is quiet and ideal to use in restricted spaces, making it ideal for neurosurgery or ear, nose and throat surgery.
The drill will enable surgeons at WDHS to provide patients with new services and procedures which previously could not be undertaken.
WDHS chief executive officer, Jim Fletcher said the response to the appeal was excellent, particularly considering many families and business experienced very challenging economic conditions during 2013.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, February 8, 2014.