The 2018 Bendigo Health Christmas Appeal has been launched. All funds raised from this year’s Appeal will go directly towards purchasing a new patient transport bus that is driven by our volunteers.

The Bendigo Health Volunteer Express bus transports more than 300 patients to their appointments each month. These include residents in our residential care facilities who often require often require medical attention at the hospital such as renal dialysis which is required three times a week, radiotherapy or their GP orders some tests. It might be patients who are far from home and staying at the Bendigo health patient accommodation while having cancer treatment.

The Volunteer Express Bus is more than a bus, it is a friendly smile or a reassuring chat from a volunteer who gives up their time to go the extra mile for patients in their time of need.

The total cost of the bus will be $70 000 and we are hoping the community can help us to keep the wheel turning for our Volunteer Express Bus service.

To donate to the Christmas Appeal CLICK HERE.