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2019 Mercy Cup

Werribee District Football Club is holding the 2nd annual Mercy Cup on Aug 10, 2019.  This year they will play host to Point Cook FC in a battle for Mercy Cup bragging rights and the much sought after four points.

Both clubs are getting behind this local cause to raise funds for the new Paediatric ward opening in August at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The new ward that will mean our children, along with their parents, can access vital care locally in times of medical crisis.

Player ambassadors Judah Dundon & Ryan Butler will rally support for their respective clubs in an all out effort to raise $10,000 for the new Paediatric ward.

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Your support will make a difference!

The Werribee Hospital Foundation is actively working with the Wyndham community to help raise funds for the new Paediatric ward due to open in August 2019.

Already the Foundation has donated $40,000 toward the setup of the close observation room.  This room is for the acutely unwell children who require close observation and interventions such as continuous monitoring, oxygen therapy and high flow nasal prong oxygen.

We can do more!

With further donations we can help fund medical equipment, toys and comfort items for the kids during their stay.

We’re committed to help decorate the ward and to make it a place suitable for children, dampening the ‘clinical impact’ that often frightens children during hospital stays. This is all part of helping kids to get well sooner.

Campaign to purchase a Rotem

Time is critical when dealing with traumatic injuries and in surgical procedures that may result in heavy bleeding. Having an advanced diagnostic machine that analyses the coagulation of blood, not only saves time by helping to guide clinical decisions for blood transfusions, it most importantly, saves lives.

A Rotem blood analyser machine will soon be purchased by Werribee Mercy Hospital following a successful community fundraiser led by Werribee Hospital Foundation in partnership with community members, groups and businesses.

The target of $40,000 has now been reached and it is all thanks to the local Wyndham community getting behind their public hospital.

Major donors include the Werribee Hospital Foundation, Werribee District Football Club, Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing and Goddings.

The Werribee District Football Club supported this fundraiser by hosting The Mercy Cup on Saturday 4 August where Werribee Districts claimed the trophy with a 16.10 (106) – 8.11 (59) win against Wyndham Vale F.C. The funds raised were boosted by Werribee Districts Football player, Gavin Donnan, who helped champion an online fundraising campaign.

Werribee Mercy perioperative educator and Director of Werribee Hospital Foundation, Nicole Whiting, organised a sold out Ladies Luncheon at the The Mercy Cup that included a massive fundraising raffle.

Carmel Joyce, Nurse Unit Manager Operating Theatres at Werribee Mercy Hospital attended The Mercy Cup and Ladies Luncheon fundraiser. “It was a great day, a really great atmosphere, and fantastic to have the support of so many local people” said Carmela.

Carmela’s role at the hospital means she has first hand experience of supporting the patients who are critically ill and can benefit from this vital life saving equipment.

Now with the hospital undertaking the purchase of this new machine, the Werribee Hospital Foundation look forward to continuing to work with local individuals, organisations, clubs and businesses, and to continue to support our local public hospital.