We did it! Thank you so much. The RMH Foundation is delighted to announce that our Christmas appeal raised $125,000 for our Emergency Department.

Christmas Appeal 2018 - thank you so much!

Last year, Laura McMahon met with a terrifying car accident in rural NSW. Her boyfriend, Doug was driving and turned a bend to find another car, heading straight towards them. Scans showed Laura had severe internal injuries including a broken back, lacerated liver, and ruptured bowel and spleen. Her right arm was broken in two places and her ribs were fractured. She also had a blood clot that caused a stroke.

After the accident, Laura’s family thought they had lost her. The RMH trauma team battled to save her life, and after a series of operations, Laura spent eight days on a ventilator.

“We’d like to say thank you very much to The Royal Melbourne Hospital for saving our daughter’s life. It was a very traumatic experience we went through; it is every parent’s worst nightmare. The staff looked after our daughter so well and made us feel so welcome. We are forever grateful to the Royal Melbourne for everything you’ve done for us.” – Jeannine, Laura’s Mum

The appeal donations are being put to good use already with an order of a new ventilator and ultrasound scanner so that more patients like Laura will continue to receive the highest level of urgent care. These vital pieces of equipment will give our trauma doctors and nurses the best possible chance to save lives.

We’re so thankful to Laura and her family for sharing their story and we couldn’t be more appreciative of our wonderful donors whose generosity made such a fantastic result possible.