Thanks for supporting St Vincent’s Hospital. We are thrilled to have a team of keen participants representing the hospital at Run Melbourne 2019 and we thank you for your kind donation.
This year we will be raising money for The Good Samaritan Fund. A staff initiative that provides emergency aid to patients and their families who are experiencing hardship. This assistance contributes to the dignity, recovery and well-being of patients when they are at their most vulnerable.
St Vincent's Hospital staff have the opportunity to donate a portion of their wages each pay cycle to the Fund and through their generosity over $250,000 has been distributed since the fund was established in 2014. This has provided emergency relief for families to enable them to travel to be with very sick or dying relatives. It has provided urgently needed dental care, orthotics or household bill relief to severely ill patients with no other support available.
Through the participation of the St Vincent’s Foundation team at Run Melbourne in 2019 and those who have generously donated, we hope to provide further assistance to our most poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged patients through their journey with us.
Thanks again for your generosity, we really appreciate it.