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 Rotary Club of Rockingham Medical Project 2018-19
 
Rowan & Linley Lambert
 
The Medical project has been operating for the last twelve years under the guidance of Peter and Beth Philipps and wish to thank them for their continued assistance this year after I took it over in July 2018. 
The Medical Project continues to supply much needed medical equipment to local and international people.  We are fortunate that Rockingham General Hospital continues to supply us with equipment that they no longer require, in particular a very good supply of rollators, Zimmer frames, wheel chairs, shower chairs, over toilet chairs and crutches.
 
In September 2018 Rafiki Surgical Missions brought down a truck and we emptied one shed.  The shipment included: - 29 rollators, 25 walking frames, 1 bed, 2 dummies, a baby’s crib, and a table on wheels.  This equipment was being shipped to Tanzania as part of Rafiki’s medical work there. 
 
We are currently investigating sending our excess equipment to Timor Leste via the Kent Street High School sea containers organised by various Perth Rotary clubs.  At the Assembly this year we were told this project may have a limited life due to the excessive costs associated with getting sea containers to Timor Leste. 
 
We have continued to lend out equipment to people in the Rockingham / Kwinana area and have had a steady stream of returned equipment over the same period. 
 
The supply of equipment to the project has diminished over the year and so I contacted all the Aged Care Facilities in the area to see if they had any equipment excess to their requirements but the feedback was that they didn’t and there appeared to be minimal interest in our project, which was disappointing. 
 
This project is not one that costs our club a lot of money. The sheds at Hurrell Way are owned by the City of Rockingham and we pay very little rent. We share the area with the Rockingham Lions and the Rotary Club of Palm Beach, who both have sheds there also.
 
I would like to thank all club members who have assisted in any way during the year.