Annual appeal launched
Benalla Health has launched its 2019 Annual Appeal.
The appeal will this year raise funds for the refurbishment of Benalla Health’s theatre and to purchase more theatre equipment.
Benalla Health Board Chair Louise Armstrong said appeal donation forms would this week be arriving in Benalla and district letterboxes, and she encouraged people to give generously.
“Theatre staff treat more than 2200 cases each year, with 1400 cases involving eye surgery,” Mrs Armstrong said.
“We are extremely proud that Benalla Health is a leading provider of eye surgery in regional Victoria and many people travel to Benalla for the excellent service we provide.
“As well, the theatre suite provides scopes, caesareans and other essential surgery to our community and most people would know someone who has benefitted from the excellent quality of care we provide.
“To continue this essential service, we hope our community will continue to support our appeal to ensure that our theatre is there for all in their time of need.”
Previous appeals have provided significant contributions towards the purchase of equipment such as the patient monitoring systems, defibrillators, a community bus, upgrade and refurbishment of our Urgent Care Centre, refurbishment of the Morrie Evans Wing, a new birthing bed for our Midwifery Unit and an instrument washer for theatre.
Last year, Benalla Health was able to open its new Community Rehabilitation Centre, which provides cardiac, pulmonary and orthopaedic rehabilitation, as well as balance, strength and endurance services, to the community.
Any donation over $2 is tax-deductible.