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Thursday, 3 May 2001

Permanent Trustee Foundation Help Sch,R Reach Remote Communities

The Permanent Trustee Foundation, established in 1987 to mark the centenary of Permanent has donated $40,000 to the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick to help purchase state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment which will be used to develop telehealth services at the Hospital.

Mr Brian Scanlen, Chairman, Permanent Trustee Foundation; Lady Mason, Board Member, Permanent Trustee Foundation and Mr Paul Lahiff, Managing Director, Permanent, presented the funds on Thursday, 3 May, 2001 at 10.15am.

'This vital equipment will assist in improving health care distribution by allowing physicians and nurses from the hospital to discuss, advise with treatment, help and educate seriously ill children, general practitioners and specialists in rural and remote areas of New South Wales and throughout Australia,' said Dr Richard Cohn, Staff Specialist, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

'The addition of this equipment to the Sydney Children's Hospital Lecture Theatre will be of great benefit not only to our patients and their families but also members of the health profession throughout New South Wales and beyond.

Managing Director of Permanent, Mr Paul Lahiff said: 'We are very pleased to be able to assist the Sydney Children's Hospital and the community at large.

'The Permanent Trustees Foundation is committed to delivering assistance to underprivileged people in the Australian community. In the last seven years the Foundation has donated almost $600,000 to provide financial assistance to many charitable works that assist children and adults in need.'

The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for child health with a full range of specialist services treating children from all over NSW and Australia with many conditions including cancer, trauma, HIV/AIDS, congenital abnormalities, heart disease and respiratory disorders.

For Further Information Contact:

Holly Bradshaw, Foundation Meida Liaison Manager Tel: 9382 1188 Mob: 0414 821 187

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