Andrea and I recently held a small function at my medical practice where we had the pleasure to announce our donation in support of Interplast, an aid organisation comprising plastic surgery colleagues and many other volunteers, and for whom I have tremendous respect.
In response to the many enquiries we have received about this valuable service to the international community, we provide the following information:
Quoting from the Interplast website:
‘In a nutshell, we’re a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with a disability who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. We do this by sending fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia-Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services’.