We recently asked for your help to purchase new equipment for teleconferences so we can offer life-changing nerve transfer surgery to people with spinal injury in remote and regional areas.
You have helped us raise nearly $24,000 which will be used to purchase a large 42-inch LCD monitor, camera and audio. This new equipment will vastly improve the amount of information we can learn from these remote and regional patients without them having to travel to Melbourne.
"The benefits of this surgery are life-changing, and occasionally even life-saving. Your gift will help transform lives and families. Your generosity will give people with quadriplegia the chance to be able to hug their loved ones again. Thank you." Natasha van Zyl, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
In response to The Surgery Centre Campaign featuring Glenise's story of her hip replacement, your generosity has helped us purchase much-needed equipment for use in the operating theatres at The Surgery Centre, located at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
With your help, we've purchased:
This new equipment helps improve efficiency through the operating theatres which means we can operate on more patients, giving people in pain access to surgery sooner, reducing pain, stress and isolation.
As heart failure continues to impact more people every year, we asked for your support to help us purchase a new portable cardiac ultrasound machine. Your response was overwhelming and we will be able to purchase one machine for use in the Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic, so patients can receive diagnosis and medication even earlier.
Being a portable machine, it may also be used at The Surgery Centre, giving doctors the ability to make bedside diagnosis on higher risk patients pre and post surgery.
"Thank you for your kindness. Together we are helping people with chronic heart failure live a longer, more active life in their community" Associate Professor Doug Johnson, Director, Department of General Medicine.
Please consider helping by donating to our current appeal