COVID 19 – Providing life saving support to your local hospital
The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation has a long history of supporting hospitals throughout Victoria. In fact, the Foundation has just dedicated its 57th living memorial, named in honour of a member/s of Victoria Police who died protecting our community. Each and every hospital project aims to do just that – remember lives by saving others.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, we need to all work together as communities to support our hospitals and dedicated health care teams.
After consulting with a number of hospitals we know that the most important equipment is going to be ventilators and other respiratory and emergency equipment. So, we’ve launched an appeal that will run until 31 May so that Victorians who are able to, can make a contribution to help buy more of this vital equipment for their LOCAL hospital.
100% of the donations will be given to the hospitals nominated to support their lifesaving work during this health crisis.
Our doctors, nurses and allied health staff are working hard to manage increasing demand on our hospitals, including our emergency departments and intensive care units. Your donation will help us access additional lifesaving equipment and resources at this challenging time. Thank you for your kind support.
-Dr John Dyett, Intensive Care Services, Eastern Health
How you can help
Donations – We know these are difficult times for many but if you are able to support this appeal, please make a donation, nominate the hospital and we will donate those funds to support the public hospital with the vital equipment they need. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.
Buy a Bear – You can also support our public hospitals and health care teams, when you buy one of our Constable T Bears, as we will donate the value of your purchase to your nominated public hospital.
Hospitals supported as of 14 April –
To date the following hospitals have been nominated to receive contributions from donors :
Albury Wodonga Health (2 hospitals), Alexandra District Hospital , Alfred Hospital, Ararat Hospital, Austin Health, Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat Base Hospital, Bendigo Base Hospital, Box Hill, Casey Hospital , Colac, Corryong Health, Epworth, Footscray Public Hospital, Frankston Hospital, Kyabram Hospital, Latrobe Valley Hospital , Mallee Track Health & Community Service, Maryborough Hospital, Mildura Base Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Northern Hospital Epping, Portland and District Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Sale Hospital, Sandringham, Seymour, Shepparton , South West Healthcare, St Vincents Public Hospital Melbourne, Sunshine, Wangaratta, Warrnambool Base Hospital, Werribee Mercy Hospital, West Gippsland, Williamstown, Wimmera Base Hospital, Wonthaggi Base Hospital ,Yea and District Memorial Hospital