The Hellenic Initiative Australia (THI Australia) has granted $30,000 to Paediatric Trauma Care (Pedtrauma) to upgrade paediatric facilities in the regional towns of Argos and Galatas.
The specialist equipment purchased for the Paediatric Trauma Centre at the General Hospital of Argos and the
Paediatric Clinic at the Health Centre of Galatas will provide over 8000 children annually, across the northeast Peloponnese, with access to lifesaving care.
The new paediatric equipment is expected to be in place in Argos by July 2020 and Galatas in September 2020.
The Hellenic Initiative Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM said THI Australia was proud to be supporting
five regional public hospitals through its partnership with Pedtrauma.
“There is an urgent need for improved local health care infrastructure and services to handle accidents and
emergency cases involving children,” says Mr Pappas.
The grant comes after a previous $60,000 was given for a major upgrade of paediatric facilities on the island of Kythira in 2019 and the northern towns of Ioannina and Kastoria in 2018.
“These under-resourced hospitals provide critical care to children living in regional areas, including many
remote and inaccessible villages,” Mr Pappas says.