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RNSH Christmas Appeal 2018

"I will never forget the care I received and continue to receive at RNSH and the wonderful staff there. Thanks to them, my life’s journey continues. I consider myself lucky to have RNSH as my local hospital” -Shelagh-

OUR CHRISTMAS WISH IS TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE FOR OUR CARDIAC PATIENTS.

Your generous gift of $50 this Christmas will help us buy a much-needed heart and lung life-support machine for our doctors to deliver the life-saving care our patients need.

Despite many medical advancements in recent years, heart disease remains the highest cause of death within Australia. 

Some of our patients are so critically ill that their hearts and lungs are at serious risk of not functioning.

With a heart and lung life-support machine also known as ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), our doctors can rest a patient’s failing heart or lungs until they have recovered enough to sustain life on their own. 

This Christmas, with your help our team of cardiologists can continue to rebuild the lives of your loved ones and many hundreds of patients currently being treated at RNSH.

HOW YOUR GIFT WILL HELP:

$50 could help RNSH purchase two new temporary pacing boxes so we can pace our patients rapidly when the valve or balloon is deployed in a TAVI procedure.

$100 could help fund a specialised exercise equipment to assess a patient’s functional capacity to help us detect heart disease and to help design a treatment program.

$200 could go towards a new ECMO machine to help critically ill patients whose heart or lungs are unable to sustain their bodies.

Our Christmas wish is to have the very best equipment available so that we can safely return our patients to their families, sooner. 

Please donate TODAY

P.S. To understand in real terms the difference your gift will make, read Shelagh’s story here. After having a TAVI procedure at RNSH, Shelagh said, ’I seriously doubt I would be alive today if not for the innovative heart procedure I received at Royal North Shore Hospital’.