Nurse and baby in the Paediatrics ward

How you have helped

Thank you. Here's how you've made a difference.

You have given hope to people with spinal injuries

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

Thank you for being a hero for people with spinal injuries

Changing lives at The Surgery Centre

Some of the new equipment you helped us purchase, in use.

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:

  • 2 x Pain Relief Pumps
  • 4 x Printers to print images taken during endoscopic procedures
  • 2 x Continuous Flow sets used during prostate procedures
  • 4 x Perianal Trays used for colon, rectal and bowel procedures.


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.

"Thank you for taking action to help people in pain, like I was." Glenise

Meeting the growing demand for heart failure support services

Two of our doctors demonstrating how the portable cardiac ultrasound machine works

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.

Thank you.  Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference to the lives of people who need our help.

  • Please consider helping by donating to our current appeal