Cooloola Coast Medical Transport provide non-urgent transport for scheduled medical appointments from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and points in between.
At our AGM the current president, Anne Morris, was warmly appreciated for her service over the past decade, fulfilling many roles vigorously within the organisation and helping to set it up for the future.
Anne, sadly, has recently moved from the area and hands her stewardship over to Neil Goodyer, whom she nominated for the role.
The committee thanked its 105 volunteers and congratulated them on their contributions towards a stellar performance that saw the organisation strengthened, not only in its provision of more services than previous years, but its improvement in capabilities in all areas of the operation.
Here are a few key annual statistics for you to contemplate:-
Over 1,100 return trips were made for our clients
Over 316,000 kms were travelled by our vehicles and drivers
Almost 7,000 hours volunteered by our drivers
A total of 13,270 hours from all of our volunteers
Most organisations applaud growth in their services as a key indicator to success, but frankly we would be happy to see them decline since that would be a strong indicator that the health of the community is improving, and perhaps that we are getting the health service delivery locally to meet our clients need!
As always, fundraising remains the key to our future and we remain reliant upon the community’s generosity through our bingo, raffles and local events such as the recent Christmas in July, where over 100 locals enjoyed the company of like-minded people over a great lunch at the Bowls Club.
The monies raised at these activities and events, and donations from local fund-raising groups, go a long way to assisting with the ever-increasing operational costs of providing services whilst trying to keep costs to our clients low.
We are also very active in attracting major sources of funding from government and philanthropic groups for our capital needs, which includes our fleet of vehicles (now seven) and our office and business equipment.
So, as always, exciting and challenging times ahead for the organisation and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and patronage and invite your assistance as volunteers.