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PNG Angels team set to perform 20 neurosurgical procedures on their sixth mission to Papua New Guinea

By PNG Angels
Archived 18 Dec 2023 - Posted: 18 Oct 2023
Charity organisation, PNG Angels, is preparing to embark on their sixth surgical mission to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The mission, scheduled from 25 to 29 October, will see the team travel to PNG and perform 20 neurosurgical procedures at Port Moresby General Hospital, offering a beacon of hope to patients in need.

Dr. Marc Coughlan, a neurosurgeon at Gosford Private Hospital and founder of PNG Angels, shared, “I’m excited to lead the team on this surgical mission to PNG where we’ll operate on patients as young as two years old. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference and offer life-changing interventions.”

The team comprises several other volunteer medical professionals from Gosford Private Hospital, including assistant surgeon Dr. Luke Timmermans and anaesthetist Dr. Saira Hussain. Additionally, volunteer nurses Asha Ajayakumar, Samantha Brown, Lisa Copp and Susannah Hales will also be travelling to PNG ensuring that every aspect of patient care is handled expertly.

Yvette Mobbs, director of PNG Angels, expressed her gratitude to the supporters of the organisation, stating “We’re grateful to all our supporters, including Gosford Private Hospital, for the generous donations of essential medical supplies and equipment required for these missions. Whilst we’re privileged to access a world-class health system here in Australia our PNG neighbours are not so fortunate, and every donation matters.”

 

About PNG Angels

PNG Angels is an Australian charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC). You will find us listed on the ACNC website at https://www.acnc.gov.au/. The charity was founded in 2019 with the mission of extending a helping hand to those in need in Papua New Guinea. Since its inception, the organisa.on has conducted numerous missions, offering complex neurosurgical services to patients at Port

Moresby General Hospital. The organisation also provides high impact clinical training to local medical teams to empower the community to continue these procedures long into the future.

For further information on PNG Angels and to support their mission, please visit here

This article archived 18 Dec 2023

 
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