From teeing off to high tea, Werribee Rotary Club (Australia, District 9800) is pulling out all stops to help fit out Werribee Mercy Hospital’s new critical care unit.
The club, which hosted a golf day fundraiser earlier this year, raised $20,000 for the CCU and has already promised the proceeds of its 2018 golf day to the campaign.
It will also host a high tea later this year, with a portion of the proceeds to go towards the CCU.
For Werribee Rotary president Robert Fava, supporting the CCU is a no-brainer.
“Rotary’s theme for this year has been engaging community,” Fava said.
“So under my year what I’ve done is try to do as much as we can for the local community, and still do things abroad.
“We all know Werribee is the biggest growth corridor in Australia … but we still have this huge void when it comes to basic health care.”
The CCU is part of an $85 million state government-funded hospital upgrade that will include eight critical care beds, 56 inpatient beds and six operating theatres over four storeys at the northern end of the hospital, above the Catherine McAuley Centre.
The hospital will be six storeys once works are complete.
Earlier this year, the Werribee Hospital Foundation and the Mercy Health Foundation created an appeals committee to raise $2 million over the next 18 months to fit-out the new critical care unit.