An update from Timor-Leste from our CEO Stuart Thomson
Well that's a wrap. One hundred and twenty patients seen during five days of clinics – another monumental effort by our volunteer medical team, and our Timorese and Australian support and administrative team.
A very pleasing aspect of this visit was the presence of paediatric cardiologist Dr Ari Horton. The word was well and truly out about this and the mums and their young ones were lining up out the door.
The team also spent time sharing their knowledge with the newly-graduated doctors in Dili.
Through this visit we’ve identified a number of new patients who we can help with life-saving heart surgery or procedures in Australia. As the medical and admin teams now head home to their day jobs (and I hope some well-earned time off), the work will begin to arrange treatment, and to raise the necessary funds to provide it. If you’ve been as impressed as I have at what our volunteers have achieved over this Queen’s Birthday long weekend, please consider making a tax-time donation via our secure online portal to support our work. Heartfelt thanks to the many who have already done so.
Stuart Thomson, CEO