Organisations who have taken possession of medical supplies to help fire-affected wildlife, have sent their thanks for the generous donations.
There was an enormous response from our employees. The goods have now been distributed to various wildlife shelters and the Australian Veterinary Association, who have set up a warehouse where all rescue groups can go and get supplies they need.
Across five of our sites, employees have been dropping off part-used stock and medical supplies that would otherwise be discarded, to help injured and sick wildlife.
All groups who we have delivered to have expressed their enormous thanks and gratitude for the donations. They have been blown away by the response and kindness shown by Monash Health people. There has also been some excellent, behind-the-scenes work from the procurement and general services teams at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, who took on the role of collecting and delivering the donated supplies.
Monash Health has now finished collecting supplies for fire-affected wildlife, but you can still make a contribution in other ways.
The Premier Daniel Andrews announced the establishment of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, with every dollar raised going to those in need. If you would like to help by donating, Monash Health employees can now make pre-tax donations to the Appeal. The deduction authority form can be found here.
Important links for support and to stay up to date:
As we head into another period of high heat and higher fire danger warnings, familiarise yourself with the best way to stay up to date.
Support is available
If the fires are impacting you and you need support, please talk with your manager. You can also call the Employees Assistance Program (EAP), which is available 24/7 on – 1300 687 327. This service is confidential and provided at no cost. For more information, click here. Our EAP also provides materials and information which may be helpful not only for employees but for family members and friends too.
- VicEmergency Hotline – freecall 1800 226 226
- VicEmergency app
- You can keep up to date with air quality on the EPA website.
- Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires)
- Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV