Greek Australian donation expected to benefit over 1,400 Greek children and newborns annually

photo: Vein Viewer – General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Incubator – General Hospital of Florina and High Flow Oxygen Device – General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis. The purchase of the medical equipment is supported by a Hellenic Initiative Australia grant. Photo: Supplied. 


A new grant in support of the Pediatric Trauma Care’s work in Greece has been announced by the Hellenic Initiative Australia.

The grant, totalling $44,648 (€28,571) has been awarded to the charity Pedtrauma to provide medical equipment to Pediatric Departments in hospitals in Alexandroupolis, Florina, Thessaloniki and Patras.

“Knowing that this donation has the potential to benefit more than 1,400 children and newborns annually is such encouraging news,” THI Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM, commented on the move.

Equipment for the Pediatric Allergy Unit is expected to reach the ‘Karamandaneio’ General Hospital of Patra, while the General Hospitals of Alexandroupolis, Florina and the ‘Ippocrateio’ General Hospital of Thessaloniki have already received a High Oxygen Flow device, an Incubator and a Vein Viewer, respectively.

“It is very moving that Greek Australians never cease to offer moral and financial support to the country they care for so much,” President of Pediatric Trauma Care, Natasha Clive-Vrecossis said, expressing gratitude to THI Australia for their continuous support.

The charity is dedicated to upgrading Pediatric Departments in Hospitals and Health Centers throughout Greece, with the latest grant by THI Australia bringing the total support over the last three years to $134,648.

The donations have reached so far health centres and hospitals in Alexandroupolis, Argos, Galatas, Florina, Ioannina, Kastoria, Kythira, Patras and Thessaloniki, with Mr Pappas stating there is a range of donation options for Greek Australians wanting to make a difference in the region or town of Greece that is important to them.