Donated equipment to provide refugee aid

July 11, 2014

A shipping container filled with decommissioned hospital equipment is bound for community hospitals in Lebanon to provide medical aid to refugees displaced by the Syrian conflict.

As part of the Armadale Health Service’s equipment replacement program, the reconditioned wheelchairs, walking frames, lights and superseded medical supplies were donated as part of an initiative coordinated by the Australian Arab Association (AAA).

AHS A/Executive Director Gary Colley said the health service was pleased to be able to support the initiative which will help provide people in Lebanon with much-needed medical aid.

AAA Project Coordinator (Middle East) Sam Youssef, who is also on the AHS Consumer Advisory Council, said Lebanon hospitals have been unable to cope with the large influx of Syrian refugees requiring medical aid.

“These hospitals are in desperate need of medical equipment and supplies, and we are thankful for the donation by the Armadale Health Service.”