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Community show their support for Rosebud Hospital

The second Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal has been a smashing success, raising a whopping $63,000 for the Emergency Department.

The funds were raised thanks to generous donations from local people, clubs, groups and businesses this past summer. The final tally was announced by Peninsula Health CEO, Felicity Topp, at a special afternoon tea to thank volunteers and donors on 23 March.

Kim Rogers, Nurse Unit Manager of Rosebud Emergency Department, says all of the doctors and nurses would like to say a special thank you.

“We are absolutely humbled by the support we have received from the community for the Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal.”

“We are thrilled to be able to purchase vital medical equipment for our Emergency Department, so our doctors and nurses have everything they need to provide you with the best of care, close to home,” says Kim.

Some of the items being purchased include work stations on wheels, a non-invasive blood pressure and temperature monitor, pulse oximeter, EMMA Capnograph, Titanium ring saw & blade, Lion Alcometer Breathalyser, High Suction Regulator and a Malmet sanitiser.

This year’s Appeal more than tripled the amount raised last year.

Some of the funds raised came from the Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal Day, where volunteers braved the wind and rain to do intersection collections in Rye, Rosebud and Dromana. Many local businesses, clubs, groups and community members also supported the Appeal by hosting events, collection tins and making donations. 

The Appeal’s media partner, Mornington Peninsula News Group and major sponsor Barry Plant Rosebud, also played a big role in the success of the campaign.

“On behalf of all our patients and staff thank you to everyone who supported our Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal and for making it such a huge success.” Kim said.


Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department

  • Treats more than 22,000 people every year.
  • Is the first stop – and a shining light – for critically ill and injured patients on the Southern Peninsula.
  • During the busy summer holiday period, the number of people presenting to the Emergency Department more than doubles.