“We are already using everything”

3 May 2021
According to VCH's Head of Medical Department Dr. Sereana Natuman, every item in the MJF's recent crate delivery has already been used at least once, from the nasal cannulas to the defibrillator. 
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In March, Vila Central Hospital took delivery of our recent crate shipment. According to VCH’s Head of Medical Department Dr. Sereana Natuman, every item in the crate has already been used at least once, from the nasal cannulas to the defibrillator.

We ascribe this kind of success to the MJF’s highly consultative approach, an aspect of our donation policy that we take very seriously. Every time a donation is made by the MJF, we make sure that the equipment or resources in question is needed by the relevant department, appropriate to the conditions in Vanuatu, can be repaired and/or maintained locally and is of a high quality. The quality thing is something we get asked about every now and then by people wishing to source second hand supplies for us to donate. In short, if an item is unacceptable for use in Australia, then it is also unacceptable for donation to Vanuatu.

$20,000 doesn’t go that far when you’re purchasing medical equipment and hospital consumables. Making sure that money is spent ethically and responsibly ensures it goes as far as it can.

MJF-supplied oxygen masks and tubing in storage at VCH, ready to be used.

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Strong working relationships at VCH

Strong working relationships at VCH

We have formed an excellent working partnership with the Medical and Paediatric departments over the years, enabling us to reliably provide equipment otherwise impossible to access.

“TANK YU TUMAS!”

“TANK YU TUMAS!”

June saw the long-awaited delivery of our 50 emergency nursing packs, or ‘Rapid Assessment Kits’ as they were dubbed by staff at the Vila Central Hospital.

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ED Nursing Packs on their way

50 emergency nurses will now have access to these affordable emergency essentials packs, streamlining the care of deteriorating patients and allowing for timely life-saving treatment. 

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