An update from our CEO – East Timor Hearts Fund services not affected by restructure at Bairo Pite Clinic
The CEO of Bairo Pite Clinic Australia has briefed me about the restructure of its services, which is now underway.
I wish Bairo Pite Clinic Australia every success in continuing to work to an outcome that is positive for the people and the health system in Timor-Leste.
In the meantime, our focus is on the continued smooth running of our heart-health activities in Timor-Leste, including cardiac screening clinics, patient scheduling and pre-surgery logistics and our early-intervention penicillin program.
There is no interruption to the services we provide in Timor-Leste and Australia. Our patient surgery program continues, as does planning for our September round of cardiac screening clinics, which will take place at Guido Valadares National Hospital and also in the districts.
We continue to monitor progress and receive updates from Bairo Pite Clinic Australia. I wish all parties strength and wisdom in working to a solution focused on ensuring the best health services for those who need it most in Timor-Leste.
– Stuart Thomson, CEO