It's fair to say that 2020 has been a tough year for us all. As the major healthcare provider for the community of Melbourne's west, we have faced some especially significant challenges.
With our two leading hospitals - Footscray and Sunshine - located within some of the biggestCOVID-19 hotspots in Melbourne, Western Health has cared for the most COVID-19 patients of any health service in Australia, and the most treated in Intensive Care.
Since the start of this pandemic, here at Western Health we have treated more than 992 patients with coronavirus and tested over 64,899 through our Respiratory Assessment Clinics.
As well as caring for patients in our hospitals, we have also coordinated the main community-testing site at the Melbourne Showgrounds, and supported more than 1,000 vulnerable residents across 25 aged care facilities hit by COVID-19 outbreaks.
The high volume of care provided by our healthcare teams, along with increased support from our administrative and service staff, has been nothing short of inspirational.
If you too have felt inspired by the response of Western Health's healthcare teams, you can give thanks by making a donation to our Inspired Care Appeal.
While virus case numbers are currently at a lower level, we know that this virus is not going to go away anytime soon and our hospitals must remain prepared. Your donation will provide the support our staff need to meet the ongoing challenges ahead.
Your gift of $40 can help resource special breakout rooms to support staff wellbeing, especially during COVID times.
Your gift of $85 can provide training and resources for our staff to maintain best practice in healthcare delivery.
Your gift of $120 can contribute towards staff scholarships to support further clinical studies or research projects.
Your gift of $250 can contribute towards state-of-the-art equipment to support patient health and wellbeing.