On Wednesday, 16th September, we visited the Royal Women’s Hospital with representatives from the 2015 Lilyroo Ride to unveil the NISC unit’s new portable cardiac ultrasound machine. The ultrasound machine, costing $89,000, was purchased using funds raised from the Lilyroo Ride and other fundraising events.
We were very privileged to receive a tour of the NISC unit, from A/Prof Carl Kuschel and Chair of the Women’s Foundation, Sue Zablud. For some of our guests it was their first time in the NISC unit and a terrific opportunity to see first hand the difference all their incredible fundraising efforts will make.
The tour of the NISC unit ended with the unveiling and demonstration of the new portable cardiac ultrasound machine, which has been in use for over a month and is already making a huge difference on the NISC ward.
After the tour of the NISC we were greeted by members of the Royal Women’s Hospital executive team including CEO Dr Sue Matthews, Board Chair Lyn Swinburne OAM and Chief Medical Officer Mark Garwood, who took the time to express their gratitude to everyone that has supported the Lilyroo Fund and made the purchase of the ultrasound machine possible.
Co-founder, Kristie Lockyer commented “The NISC unit holds a very special place in our hearts, and it is fantastic to see Lily’s legacy live on through this ultrasound machine and the other equipment we have purchased. Thank you to all our sponsors and the many generous people who have made it possible.”
Pete Lockyer, co-founder of the Lilyroo Fund added “It speaks volumes for the type of organisation the Women’s is that so many of the executive team took the time to come and meet us. We look forward to supporting the Women’s and the NISC unit for many years to come.”
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Lilyroo Fund and helped us achieve this important milestone.
For more information please contact the Lilyroo Fund.