Latest News – September 2019

26 Sep

Dedication Ceremony – Box Hill Hospital

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

19 September 2019

On Thursday 19 September, we held a Dedication Ceremony for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation ‘Critical Circulatory Support Service’ at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital. This project is in honour of all Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. This new service is led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The funding delivered equipment and established a simulation training centre to enable Eastern Health to provide life saving artificial heart-lung support. This new service will allow Box Hill Hospital to immediately rescue and best treat any patient experiencing life threatening heart or lung failure.

Each and every name of the Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty  will be displayed on a plaque at Box Hill hospital so that those who have use of this life-saving facility will know that the price of its existence extends far beyond the financial cost.

We thank the families of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty for joining us at the ceremony. We also thank all our speakers, and those who provided support to this project.

04 Sep

Blue Ribbon Day 2019

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Please support Blue Ribbon Day

Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day. Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who put themselves in harm’s way, and ensure that those who have fallen are not forgotten.

We hope you will support our campaign to say thank you to Victoria Police officers for their work in serving & protecting our community whilst also remembering the 164 members who have died in the line of duty.

There are many ways for Victorians to support Blue Ribbon Day. You can  buy a Blue Ribbon or donate to the Blue Ribbon Day Appeal.  You could also share a thank you message to Victoria Police officers via social media using the hashtags #thankyouVicPol #BlueRibbonDay2019