This year, the Blayney United Hospital Auxiliary celebrates its 110th anniversary—a truly remarkable achievement for a community organisation. For over a century, the auxiliary and its volunteers have supported patients and those in need of care in the Blayney area. Examples of their recent contributions include helping to furnish the aged-care unit in Littlewood House, purchasing a blood pathology machine, putting televisions in all wards, and funding numerous mobile adjustable hospital beds.
Last year, the Blayney United Hospital Auxiliary contributed $10,500 towards the palliative care unit, and right now it is striving to reach the $9,000 target to purchase a new bladder scanner. Today I'd like to acknowledge the work of the organisation and all its current members, including the president, Judy Cook; the secretary, Lola Wyatt; and the treasurer, Fay Redhead OAM. I'd also like to acknowledge members Cathy Roach, Shirley Cox, June James, Pam Baker, Katie Matheson, Sharron Lanser, Julie Gordon and Kathie Hillier. I'd also like to mention that Fay Redhead, OAM, has served for over 50 years and Lola Wyatt and Monju Barui have each served the organisation for over 40 years. Throughout it's 110-year history the members of the Blayney hospital auxiliary have made an enormous contribution to the local community, and I would like to thank all members past and present. Without organisations like the Blayney branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW, our country communities would grind to a halt. Happy birthday, Blayney hospital auxiliary!