Hellenic Initiative Australia provides $30,000 grant for paediatric facilities in Eastern Peloponnese

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The Hellenic Initiative Australia have approved a AU$30,000 grant to be used to upgrade paediatric facilities in the regional towns of Argos and Galatas.

The grant, given to Pediatric Trauma Care (Pedtrauma), will allow more than 8000 children to benefit from specialised equipment at the General Hospital of Argos and the Paediatric Clinic at the Health Centre of Galatas.

The Hellenic Initiative Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM, said THI Australia was proud to be supporting five regional public hospitals through its partnership with Pedtrauma.

“These under-resourced hospitals provide critical care to children living in regional areas, including many remote and inaccessible villages,” Mr Pappas said.

“There is an urgent need for improved local health care infrastructure and services to handle accidents and emergency cases involving children.”

The Hellenic Initiative Australia’s support for Argos and Galatas follows an AU$60,000 grant for a major upgrade of paediatric facilities on the island of Kythira in 2019 and the northern towns of Ioannina and Kastoria in 2018.

Pedtrauma works through a growing waitlist of urgent requests from hospitals in dire need of medical equipment for treating children, including specialist trauma care. Since 2010, Pedtrauma has upgraded and equipped 66 paediatric departments at 57 hospitals and health centres throughout Greece, benefitting more than 1 million children.

Pedtrauma also runs trauma prevention programs in schools and provides specialist paediatric trauma training for doctors.

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