HammondCare's Braeside Hospital receives donation from Australian Chinese Buddhist Society

Braeside Hospital was the beneficiary of an $11,000 cheque from the Australian Chinese Buddhist Society for two palliative care beds

Representatives from the Australian Chinese Buddhist Society, including James Chan (Chairman) and Vincent Kong (President), presented a cheque for more than $11,000 to Braeside Hospital Director of Nursing, Wendy Gardiner.

Also in attendance were State Member for Cabramatta, Nick Lalich and Fairfield Mayor, Frank Carbone.

The funds raised will be used to purchase two palliative care beds that can accommodate taller patients, adjust to patient’s weight and provide increased physical and emotional comfort for palliative care patients during the most difficult phase of their illness.

Mr Chan said the donation to Braeside was part of a long standing commitment by the Buddhist Society to give back to the community, particularly to Braeside.

“The hospital has looked after our members so we look after the hospital,” he said.

Ms Gardiner thanked the Buddhist community for their continuous generous support of the hospital.

“Today’s donation will fund two much needed palliative care beds and allow HammondCare to maintain its commitment to providing excellence in care.”