The level of comfort for patients receiving treatment at Wimmera Cancer Centre will be enhanced thanks to the generosity of Horsham Apex Club.

The service club has donated a portable ultrasound machine which will be particularly significant for patients on dialysis treatment.

Wimmera Cancer Centre manager Carmel O’Kane thanked Apex Club members for their support.

“This is a portable machine and it will get plenty of use,” Ms O’Kane said.

“Previously if our dialysis patients had vascular issues, they would have to go to Melbourne but now we can troubleshoot them here,” she said.

For our cancer patients, it means we will be able to find difficult veins much easier and quicker.”

Ms O’Kane said Wimmera Health Care Group had been overwhelmed by the level of community support for the cancer centre since it opened in early 2019.

“The generosity of the Apex Club is another great example of that support and having access to the latest equipment is a huge benefit to our nurses and medical team.”

Apex Club member Michael White said his club was keen to provide support for the new centre.

“All of our club members have had family or someone close who has been affected by cancer so this was an easy choice for us,” Mr White said.

“We just thought this was the best way we could support our community.”

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