We all want to know that help will be there, when people need it most. That’s why the staff of Nova Systems and QinetiQ stepped up today, donating close to fifteen thousand dollars to support Snowy Hydro SouthCare.
On hand to present the cheque to the SouthCare Trust were Scott Miller and Jonathan Couldrick from Nova Systems and Craig Fallhaw from QinetiQ. “By working together the two companies were able to smash previous fundraising amount for SouthCare” said Dr Couldrick, the Nova Group InNOVAtion Manager. “The Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter has touched the lives of our close friends and family and this is a small way to show our appreciation.”
‘It’s this sort of support that’s made possible almost 7000 life-changing missions over the last 18 years,’ said Carol Bennett, CEO of the SouthCare Trust.
Snowy Hydro SouthCare is a community resource on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It is a vital service to our region’s one million residents and five million visitors each year. The SouthCare crew can tell almost 7,000 stories of people in situations of dire need being provided critical medical assistance.
On April 2, a new era begins for Canberra and the surrounding region with the arrival of a brand new state of the art, purpose built, AW139 helicopter. The aircraft will be one of eight that will respond to missions across Southern NSW operating from four bases, Bankstown, Wollongong, Canberra and Orange. The aircrafts deliver the latest in performance, safety and innovation – assisting ACT Ambulance helicopter doctors and paramedics to reach patients in remote areas, faster than ever before. Each aircraft will be fitted with the latest aviation and safety technology, including single engine performance and a greater range, night vision technology and a larger working space for the medical crew in the rear of the aircraft. The facilities on board enable life-saving operations and major medical interventions to be carried out immediately.
“It’s because of overwhelming community support – like we see today from Nova Systems and QinetiQ – that the ACT and NSW governments now see aero-medical services as an essential service. They have committed to fund future operations without the reliance on community fundraising.” “Few charities fully achieve their mission. The SouthCare Trust has, thanks to so many people over so many years. It’s a unique and outstanding success story,” said Ms Bennett.
More information on Snowy Hydro SouthCare can be found at www.snowyhydrosouthcare.com.au or you can watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKvSj2tpKgs&feature=youtu.be