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From the Eye and Ear to Indonesia

March 28, 2014

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital recently donated a number of items, including 12 electronic beds and mattresses, cupboards and a mobile patient lifter to the Marsh Foundation.

The Marsh Foundation have loaded the goods into a container in Laverton, and that container will be shipped and delivered to hospitals in Indonesia, where there is great need for medical equipment.

CEO Ann Clark says the hospital is proud to be involved with initiatives such as the Marsh Foundation.

 “Well done to all involved in the latest shipment of goods to Indonesia, it’s comforting to know the Eye and Ear is helping out those in need,” she said.

“Over the past five years, the Eye and Ear has donated items such as beds and large pieces of equipment to hospitals and cataract programs around the world.”

“It is also important to note that over the past 12 months the hospital has recycled 40 per cent of its furniture either within the hospital for decanting staff or as an auction bid.”

The Marsh Foundation was set up in response to the 2002 Bali bombings, and since then has donated medical equipment to some of the poorest areas of Indonesia.

PHOTO CAPTION: Some of the equipment in a shipping container, ready to be delivered to Indonesia.