The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced today that a new grant totalling AU$44,648 (€28,571) has been awarded to Pediatric Trauma Care (Pedtrauma) to provide medical equipment to Pediatric Departments in hospitals in Alexandroupolis, Florina, Thessaloniki and Patras.
“Knowing that this donation has the potential to benefit more than 1,400 children and newborns annually is such encouraging news,” THI Australia President, Mr Nicholas Pappas AM, said.
President of Pediatric Trauma Care, Natasha Clive-Vrecossis, agreed and expressed her “sincere gratitude” to THI Australia for their support.
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to “THI Australia” for their continuous support which gives us the help we need to continue our work, in upgrading all the Pediatric Departments in Hospitals and Health Centers throughout Greece,” Ms Clive-Vrecossis said.
“It is very moving that Greek-Australians never cease to offer moral and financial support to the country they care for so much.”
The ‘Karamandaneio’ General Hospital of Patras will receive equipment for the Pediatric Allergy Unit of the Pediatric Department, the Paediatric Department of the General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis has received a High Oxygen Flow device, the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Florina ‘Eleni Th.Dimitriou’ has received an Incubator, and the Anesthesiology Department of the ‘Ippocrateio’ General Hospital of Thessaloniki has received a Vein Viewer.
Upon delivery of the incubator, Christos Papoulkas, Director of the General Hospital of Florina, said: “in this difficult period, kind donations such as these strengthen our efforts to improve our services and give us courage to continue our work. We hope others will follow your wonderful example from Australia.”
THI Australia’s collaboration with Pedtrauma is a stellar example of how easily Greek-Australians can make a difference in the region or town of Greece that is important to them. There is a range of donation options, making this an accessible way of giving back.
“This latest grant brings THI Australia’s total support to Pedtrauma over the last three years to AU$134,648 and expands our reach to include health centres and hospitals in Alexandroupolis, Argos, Galatas, Florina, Ioannina, Kastoria, Kythira, Patras and Thessaloniki,” Mr Pappas said.