MJD Foundation

Pool Hoist Launch

 A few final technical adjustments

A few last minute technical issues

On Monday August 17th, 2009, the MJD Foundation officially launched the Alyangula Pool Hoist.

The Pool Hoist has been installed at the Alyangula Pool, Groote Eylandt and will be available for use by MJD clients, and any other person needing assistance entering and exiting the pool.

The MJD Foundation will be training and employing a therapy aid whose tasks will include hydrotherapy sessions with each severe MJD client on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island. Current research supports this approach as a method of alleviating severe back and limb pain which occurs in MJD sufferers.

Roseanna

Roseanna

 Pool Hoist Launch

This community project was made possible through the support of:

  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs -  who provided us with the grant
  • Perkins Shipping
    - who shipping the pool hoist from Darwin to Groote Eylandt at no charge
  • GEMCO
    - for installing the hoist at the pool
Pool Hoist Launch

Pool Hoist Launch

"Dunk the Professor"
Professor Garth Nicholson
(MJD Foundation Board)

 Pool Hoist Launch

FaHCSIA, Perkins MJD Foundation, GEMCO

 Pool Hoist Launch

Nadia Lindop and Libby Morgan help Prof Garth Nicholson to test the Pool Hoist.