A LIFE SAVING NEED - IN OUR PATCH
Posted by Peter DURAS
OUR CLUB ZEROS IN ON AID FOR THE NIGHT NURSES PATROL
Funds raised at our ‘LIGHTS AND BITES’ function on 17th October will enable Youth Projects in the City to extend their life saving Night Nurses Patrol during the next 6 months.
Currently this after hours primary care service operates each weekend night in the CBD. Two nurses, highly trained in emergency medicine, drug and alcohol care and assistance, and mental health and homelessness issues provide assertive outreach help to those on the streets and in crisis accommodation.
Although these Youth Projects nurses save lives and ease pressure on hospital and other emergency services the program is stretched for funds following government cut backs to most NFPs. They have no prospect of funding patrols during the week when the risk level is just as high due to factors such as high temperatures or major events in the City.
After meeting with their CEO and Board Chairman we have agreed to support their greatest priority, the funding of 10 carefully targeted extra nights during the week over Summer at a cost of $320 per night.
This is a major new initiative for the Club, and we ask you and your friends to come and enjoy a great night out on the 17th while supporting the work of the nurses.