Middlemore Hospital’s National Burns Centre needs support for the 8 out of the 14 White Island/Whaakari victims they are treating who remain severely burned.
Middlemore Foundation is asking for donations towards the burns centre to help ease the immense pressure their staff are currently under in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption.
This tragic event has affected many victims, families and staff at Middlemore Hospital’s National Burns Centre where they are co-ordinating the care effort nation-wide.
Patients being treated at the National Burn Centre have suffered some indescribable injuries. Because of the nature of their burns, they need to undergo lengthy and painful treatments with many of them having to endure long periods in isolation due to a very high risk of infection.
Middlemore Foundation chief executive Sandra Geange says the National Burn Centre team is very stretched.
“Middlemore Foundation are asking for money over goods to support this appeal, due to time and resource constraints. This is to speed up the process and provide support as fast as possible where needed,” she says.
“Your compassion and generosity means so much to us here at the Middlemore Foundation, and to the caring professionals who staff the National Burn Centre. But most of all, it is the patients and families who benefit most. Please accept our heartfelt thank you.”
“Your support for the National Burn Centre will make a huge difference.”
Donations can be made online at: https://www.middlemorefoundation.org.nz/donate
Bank deposits can be made to Middlemore Foundation’s Westpac account: 03-0173-0026663-00. Please reference donations as ‘BURNS UNIT’.