Posted by Darrin Scott on Jul 11, 2023
Maroondah Hospital and the Rotary Club of Maroondah celebrated raising $27,000 for the hospital's gender-sensitive care in inpatient settings on Tuesday 23 May, after a successful gala night hosted by the Rotary Club.
More than 200 Guests enjoyed the night with professionals from Eastern Health, auctions, raffles and entertainment of live music.
On Tuesday 23 May, Rotary Club members and Eastern Health staff met at Maroondah Hospital to hand over the huge fundraising effort. Eastern Health chief executive officer David Plunkett said it was "great to receive such a generous donation of $27,000.00 from the Maroondah Rotary Club."
This was incredibly humbling, for people to give up their time to be able to raise funds for our mental health staff and patients," David said. The support the community show towards our services is just extraordinary and such in a critical time for the unit.
Mr Plunkett said the money will improve the experience for both staff and clients who use and work at the hospital.
The gala dinner, which Bendigo Bank and Eastland supported, was held on 18 March.  Mental Health Compliance Manager Kirsten Stanner said while they receive government funding the fundraising will allow Eastern Health to provide consumers new opportunities. We’re looking to improve gender sensitive care to our inpatients.