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"Shorter waiting times for elective surgery means life-changing benefits for many patients." Dr Rowan Gebert

The Surgery Centre (TSC) at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital focuses only on elective surgery, so surgery won't be cancelled because of emergency or transplant surgery at Austin Hospital.

We need to raise $42,350 by 30 June for new equipment in the operating theatres at TSC. With new equipment available to staff, we can perform more elective surgeries and shorten waiting times for people who are suffering.

Will you help people who are in pain and are waiting for elective surgery, by giving a gift today? Your kindness will mean more surgeries can be performed at TSC, resulting in shorter waiting times for the thousands of people who have elective surgery at TSC each year.

Make a gift today and help to give people who have been waiting and suffering access to surgery sooner.

"I am a carer for my husband and the terrible pain in my knee meant I couldn't care for him properly. But after surgery to replace my knee, I can jump, I can skip, I can run with my grandson! And I can care for my husband who needs me."

Zofia, total knee replacement, July 2015

"I met my wife dancing - she was my instructor! Dancing has always been our favourite thing to do together. But my bad knee stopped me from dancing. I sat in a chair all day long, I was in so much pain, and my wife tells me I was angry all the time and very hard to live with. Since my knee replacement, i can live again and I am happy! I can dance the night away, nothing stops me now!"

Joe, total knee replacement, August 2015

"I was shocked, devastated and terribly scared about my breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. The doctors and nurses at TSC made me feel safe, reassured and relaxed about what was happening to me. I had nothing but exceptional care in a state-of-the-art centre."

Beverley, diagnosed with breast cancer in Dec 2015. Removal of breast and 27 lymph nodes in Jan 2016. Currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

You can help people like Zofia, Joe and Bev.

By making a donation today, you can help us to purchase additional surgical equipment so people who have been waiting and suffering have access to elective surgery sooner.