Beyond Bank helping bring Vision for Life to Maitland
Beyond Bank is delighted to have had the opportunity to join forces with Variety – the Children’s Charity to bring to Maitland Hospital new state-of-the-art tele-medicine technology that will help save children’s lives.
Known as Vision for Life, the new technology was officially presented to the Special Care Nursery and Emergency Department at Maitland Hospital on 27 October 2015.
Vision for Life links local hospital staff with the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) and specialists in tertiary and children’s hospitals. It will vastly improve the diagnosis and treatment of sick and injured babies and critically ill children at Maitland Hospital. It will mean our local hospital can access expert opinion and clinical support without children having to be transported to Newcastle or Sydney.
Beyond Bank Australia General Manager Distribution, Ray O’Brien said Beyond Bank staff were determined to get behind this project to ensure the region’s children had access to the best possible care.
“This technology means local clinicians now have specialist support just a click away but more importantly, it also means that Upper & Lower Hunter Valley families will be better cared for and can have peace of mind when their child is sick or injured,” said Mr O’Brien.
“We also recognised the benefit this machine would have for our own aero medical retrieval service, by minimising costly patient transfers to other hospitals, and freeing up the service to attend other priorities in the region,” said Mr O’Brien.
Beyond Bank held a golf day, major corporate lunch and other activities to raise funds to help Variety purchase and install two tele-medicine systems.
However, it couldn’t have reached its goal without the support of its customers, who gave generously at local branches and took part in fundraising events.
“We are particularly proud of our staff and customers who were 100 percent behind this amazing project,” Mr O’Brien said. “Everyone realised what a tele-medicine meant for the community – , that families would stay together when a child was ill rather than be separated.”