April 16, 2020

PPE donation arrives

A donation of valuable PPE equipment arrived yesterday to Northern Hospital Epping, with boxes of N95 masks and protective gowns.

Lucy Liu, Vice President of MedFamily, the organisation behind the generous donation, said it all started because they wanted to help with PPE and to help hospitals fight COVID-19.

Annie Cao, MedFamily member, said the reason the team is doing this is to pass on the message that we are all Australian and that together, we are stronger.

“We are all related to the medical profession somehow – I am a dentist, Lin is a physiologist and her husband is a doctor at Northern Health, and Lucy used to be a doctor in China,” she said.

Lin Lin’s husband, Dr J.K Chan is a visiting anaesthetist at Northern Hospital. Lin explained the donations are going to most major hospitals, but she has a special connection to Northern.

“My husband works here and we live in Craigieburn so we know the northern area very well. There is a growing population in this area and we are very glad we could help,” she said.

The boxes were delivered to our supply team, with hand painted drawings and messages from the children whose families support the MedFamily.

Featured Image: Anton Freischmidt from Supply and Lin Lin