This month the South Bank Day Hospital is celebrating its first birthday, but more importantly, it is celebrating its great work. In one year, the hard workers at the hospital have been able to perform over 2000 sight saving or sight restoring surgeries. But surgery is not the only way the hospital helps the community.
The Queensland Eye Institute Foundation created the South Bank Day Hospital with support from the Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation. Since then, it has been an important part of the Institute, contributing to research into the prevention and treatment of eye disease, as well as education and teaching. But perhaps most significantly, all profits go back towards funding the Institute’s valuable work.
The hospital was established not only with their patients in mind, but also the health and wellbeing of carers. The central location of the hospital means it is close to public transport, making it easy for both patients and carers to access. It is also situated right next to the attractions of the West End and South Bank, so carers and visitors de-stress while patients are in care.
Let’s make this birthday special for all the hard workers at the South Bank Day Hospital here in the 4101, and all the people that depend on them!
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Words: Izrin Ariff