$10,000 Donation Kick-Starts PDH Appeal

Thursday, 29 May 2014
A $10,000 donation has kick-started a local fund-raising appeal for Portland District Health.

PDH has launched an end of financial year fund-raising campaign to encourage the local community to support their local hospital.

The $10,000 donation by a local person who wished to remain anonymous has been a terrific start to the campaign which will run during June.

The person gave the money because of the wonderful care” received at PDH.

They wanted to give something back to the hospital, which is much appreciated,PDH CEO Chris Giles said.

From the donation PDH has purchased an electric examination bed for the Specialist Centre and a video laryngoscope which is a camera guided intubation particularly for difficult intubations.

This piece of equipment is already being used in theatre.

This year is the first time PDH has promoted an end of financial year fund-raising campaign.

Ms Giles said most hospitals looked to their local community to assist in the purchase of new equipment.

A lot of public hospitals from the Royal Childrens to regional hospitals have big appeals and we have decided to give district residents an opportunity to contribute to PDH, Ms Giles said.

Medical equipment and technology moves forward at such a pace that it is difficult to keep up. By running a community appeal we are encouraging local residents to consider PDH for donations that can assist in a variety of ways.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donations can be left at main reception or posted to Portland District Health, Bentinck Street, Portland, Vic., 3305

People wishing to support PDH can also contact community engagement officer Carolyn Malseed on 55 22 1182.

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