Dedication Ceremony – Box Hill Hospital
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.