Learn to save lives

MONASH residents are offered the chance to learn cardio pulmonary resuscitation at The Valley Private Hospital in Mulgrave.

The hospital has limited vacancies in its free monthly CPR classes between August and November, with classes to be held August 27 and 29, September 17 and 20, October 22 and 24, and November 26 and 29.

The Valley Private Hospital is at the corner of Police and Gladstone Roads. Bookings: 97904209.

Rent move applauded

THE Tenants Union of Victoria has applauded a move by Housing Minister Bronwyn Pike to abolish the rent market test for those people seeking accelerated access to public housing.

The test required a person to receive five knock-backs in the private rental market in a fortnight.

The Tenants Union said the process was time-consuming and demoralising for the prospective tenant and a waste of time for real estate agents and landlords.

Funds to fix roads

THE State Government will spend $166,000 to upgrade Warrigal Road between South and Centre Roads in East Bentleigh.

Clayton MP Hong Lim said the funding in the 2001-02 Budget would be used to improve the condition of the road, which was rough and cracked due to heavy vehicle use.

The State Labor MP said the Warrigal Road project was one of 260 projects to be undertaken by the Government in 2001-02.

Hospital cashes in

OWNER and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Box Hill Robert Cooke presented a cheque to the staff of Box Hill Hospital’s special care nursery.

The money was raised through the restaurant’s Babies Need Helping Hands fundraising program, where McDonald’s customers bought specially designed helping hands for $1 each.

With the funding, the special care nursery hopes to purchase much-needed specialised equipment.