Bring a Smile to the Emergency Department this festive season.

Bring a Smile to the Emergency Department this festive season.

This festive season we are asking the Ballarat community to donate to our Bring a Smile Appeal  to help purchase a new training mannequin for the Emergency Department.

Every year, our Emergency Department sees over 59,000 patients and has over 300 staff.

Dr Pauline Chapman is the Director of Emergency at Grampians Health.

“As health professionals, we never stop learning. Our nursing staff have an hour of education every day and our medical staff have weekly education sessions. Everyone who works in our department - from ward clerks to senior medical staff - undergo a compulsory assessment in life support every year.  We also do on-the-floor training and run simulations using mannequins. This training allows us to build on our skills and develop high-functioning teams so we are prepared for the most complex trauma cases that come through our doors.”

However, the current training mannequin is not as lifelike, responsive, or as user-friendly as we would like. This means the simulations are not as close to real life as they should be.

This festive season, please consider donating to help us buy a new training mannequin so we can be better trained and better prepared, for every emergency.

You can donate here:

Ballarat Health Services Foundation is the community fundraising arm of Grampians Health Ballarat. Our purpose is to ensure our community receives world-class healthcare right here, where we and our loved ones live.

We assist the community to raise money to purchase equipment, build facilities and provide programs for and with Ballarat Health Services to make our community healthier, stronger and a better place for us all to live.

We welcome donations of any size – every donation makes a difference. All donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.



Contact Details

Sarah Masters                                                       

Head of Fundraising and Engagement
P 03 5320 4093
M 0417 315 436

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