Changing Lives in APAC

July 11, 2018| Epworth News /

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Let's talk about Caz!

After having completed various inspiring volunteering experiences, Acute Pain Nurse, Caz McLoughlin applied to volunteer in Samoa with Interplast in 2014. Luckily, her application was a success. Interplast offers free reconstructive surgery and works closely with local organisations; hospitals, universities and local NGOs, to provide surgical services to those who cannot afford or access care in the Asia/Pacific region.


The team consists of 2 surgeons, an anaesthetist, two nurses (including Caz) and a hand therapist. During that trip in September 2016, they achieved a record number of consults and procedures, with predominately children. Caz has since returned to volunteer with Interplast, and will do so again in future.

Volunteering is a great opportunity – it allows you to meet other professionals from around Australia and the world. It also enables you to utilise your skills and knowledge to help those in need, to make a profound difference to their life and the lives of their families. If you were considering volunteering, I would highly recommend it. Although there are financial and time sacrifices, what you get back in return is priceless.
— Caz McLoughlin, Acute Pain Nurse, Epworth HealthCare

No matter who you are, you can make a huge difference by volunteering. Learn about volunteering at Epworth and the kinds of positions available here.



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