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Santos GLNG funds vital health equipment at Rolleston

16 Jun 2014

Rolleston residents now have local access to top medical facilities at a new health clinic, which features vital cardio and specialist equipment thanks to a $45,000 contribution from Santos GLNG.

Natural gas business Santos GLNG has funded the purchase of a defibrillator, a dermo scope to perform skin checks, a spirometry machine to measure lung function, an audiometry machine and a booth to perform hearing tests, as well as an emergency trolley and supplies.

Santos GLNG Social Performance Manager John Phalen said the Rolleston Health Clinic opened its doors on Friday and was now providing health services for people who previously had to travel significant distances for medical assistance.

"Our contribution to the Rolleston Health Clinic means it is equipped with a state-of-the-art defibrillator to treat patients suffering cardiac arrest, as well as other important specialist equipment and supplies," Mr Phalen said.

"We're pleased to play a part in delivering medical services to the Central Queensland region, through funding these vital and potentially lifesaving tools.

"Santos GLNG is committed to investing the benefits of our world-class gas business back into community services, events and infrastructure, making sure we're a valuable part of the communities where we operate."

Local nurse and Rolleston Health Committee member Nicole Upton said: "As a small hard working community, we are very fortunate to have received generous contributions towards our very own health centre in Rolleston."

"We will be eternally grateful to organisations like Santos GLNG for helping to bring this dream to life," Ms Upton said.