Benetas collects medical supplies for Ukraine

Nurses at Victorian aged care provider Benetas have collected medical supplies and donated them to…

Nurses at Victorian aged care provider Benetas have collected medical supplies and donated them to Ukraine.

A small team has assembled packages containing provisions such as catheters, tourniquets, scissors, syringes, saline bags and bandages.

The parcels have been passed on to Katya, a woman of Ukrainian heritage who is facilitating supply efforts to Ukraine out of Melbourne.

At least six boxes of the much-needed equipment have been delivered to Katya’s home for delivery to the war-torn nation and surrounding countries that have welcomed Ukrainian refugees.

“Please be sure to say a huge thanks from me on behalf of the Ukrainian community in Melbourne, to everyone who helped get the boxes of equipment that you passed over to me,” Katya told Benetas.

The not-for-profit provider partnered with Medical Pantry, an organisation that repurposes and redistributes expired equipment and stock. Once collected, the supplies will be shipped free of charge by Toll and DHL and airlifted to Poland.

“Nurses are a really caring bunch and this is further evidence of that,” said Benetas CEO Sandra Hills. “A collection of small actions can really make a difference.”

Main image: a box of medical supplies bound for Ukraine

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