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Greater funding for hospital home away from home

People undergoing medical treatment face enough challenges without the burden of additional expense, such as accommodation. That’s where Macquarie Home Stay provides invaluable support for people undergoing medical treatment at Dubbo Hospital.

A $2000 funding boost after taking out the March round of the #GreaterCentralWest community funding program, will assist in the completion of a number of projects being undertaken around the grounds of the accommodation facility.

Macquarie Home Stay Administrator, Joanna Efoti, said the facility provides a home away from home for people from across western New South Wales.

“The cost of accommodation can be a hindrance for people who need to seek medical treatment in Dubbo, which is why Macquarie Home Stay was established,” Joanna said.

“A group of community members saw the need for low cost but not low quality, affordable short-term accommodation. Whether it’s maternity, day surgery, or a family member has been rushed to hospital in Dubbo after an accident, we are here to support you.

“This funding will make a welcome contribution to a number of projects we are undertaking to improve the outdoor amenity of our site and provide a place for our visitors to enjoy. This includes building a park with a memorial rose garden, a labyrinth and a kids’ play area.”

Joanna Efoti, Macquarie Home Stay Administrator

Macquarie Home Stay has received $2,000 winning the public vote, with runners up Anson Street School (Orange) and Evans Arts Council Inc (Bathurst) both receiving $500.

Greater Bank’s Central West Regional Sales Manager, Will Boyd, said families facing medical emergencies shouldn’t have to worry about extra costs.

“If you or a family member needs medical treatment, then that should be your focus, without having to stress about mounting expenses,” Will said.

“Macquarie Home Stay provides a vital service to help alleviate that burden, so we are delighted to be able to support them through the #GreaterCentralWest community funding program.”

The nominees for the April round of the #GreaterCentralWest community funding program are Wellington Amateur Swimming Club (Dubbo), ArvoLife - Oberon Christian Life Centre (Bathurst) and HD Awareness Orange and Central West (Orange), with $3,000 in monthly funding up for grabs.

The public can vote online now at until 5.00pm Wednesday April 27, 2022.

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