Changing Lives in APAC
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.
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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