Ritchies Testimonials

Gippsland Base Hospital Auxiliary


A recent letter from the Gippsland Base Hospital Auxiliary asked me to pass on their thanks to Ritchies and to all those people who have nominated the hospital to receive a donation through Ritchies CommunityBenefit Card program.

Gippsland Base Hospital Auxiliary had received $15,034.50 at the end of October 2003.

A patient warming blanket worth over $3,000 and a refrigerator freezer for the Obstetrics Department are two of the items purchased by the Auxiliary. A total of 5 wards have already benefited from equipment purchased with the money raised through Ritchies Community Benefit Card program.

The most recent purchase was two Welch Allyn Monitors for the Surgical Ward at the Gippsland Base Hospital. The photo below shows members of the Gippsland Base Hospital Auxiliary trying the equipment out on one of our staff members. Hope he passed the test!!!

It is great to know that Ritchies Community Benefit Card program is having such a positive effect on the local communities in which we operate.

Ritchies Community Benefit Card saves you money on over 2,000 extra specials each week, while at the same time it donates 1% of the money you spend to the club, school or charity of your choice.

A patient warming blanket worth almost $3,000 and a refrigerator/freezer for the Obstetrics Department are just two of the items of equipment purchased by the members of Gippsland Base Hospital Auxiliary with the money received through the Ritchies Community Benefit Card program. They have been able to purchase equipment for five wards of the hospital with donations of almost $10,000 received to date (January 2003).

“Many thanks to Ritchies for this wonderful program. It’s so easy! We don’t really have to do anything but spend the money! And the Auxiliary ladies are happy that they don’t have to bake cakes any more, especially with all the new government regulations on safe food handling. We wouldn’t have been able to go anywhere near fulfilling the hospital’s ‘Wish List’ without Ritchies' Community Benefit Card program."
Vic Forrest,
Gippsland Base Hospital Auxiliary