Give back today

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 19-Oct-2017


By Keith Sutherland

As chairman of the New Bendigo Hospital Appeal Committee I am proud to support the New Bendigo Hospital Appeal #GiveBack campaign which aims to raise more than $4 million for identified specialised equipment at Bendigo Health.  

With almost 100,000 New Bendigo Hospital Appeal letters now distributed in Bendigo and surrounding areas, along with #GiveBack campaign advertising appearing in print, on television, radio and cinema I hope that you are aware of its importance to our regional community. 

As we all know the new Bendigo hospital building has been generously funded by the state government, however a world class health service is more than just new facilities. 

With rapid advancements in diagnostic and medical equipment to treat patients better, faster and more effectively, ongoing commitments from both the government and the local community Bendigo Health services are vital. 

The #Giveback campaign has been created to raise funds for equipment which is outside the scope for government funding. 

This equipment includes a second catheterisation laboratory which will provide the foundations for Bendigo Health to offer 24/7 service for emergency cardiac interventions; an ophthalmic microscope to provide interventional high-level eye surgery and a pharmacy robotic system to improve safety, efficiency and costs associated with medicine use and management.

We know that Bendigo Health is relied upon by more than one quarter of a million people for specialist treatment and care so this means that you, a loved one or friend has likely used the service. 

The New Bendigo Hospital Appeal gives all of us the opportunity to be part of supporting the care that is provided in our region.  

My wife Karen and I are proud to support the appeal and we know that our donation really will make a difference. 

We encourage you to donate today by contacting 1300 243 000, online at or by returning the #Giveback mailout. 


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