Medical mercy mission to Vietnam
his time at the station, including working on the station’s 40th anniversary celebrations last year.
“RTRFM has been fortunate that Stu has dedicated himself to working for the station that gave his band, indeed gives virtually all WA original bands, their first airplay,” he said.
“Fairbridge Festival, like RTRFM, is a treasured community organisation and we couldn’t be happier to see Stu take the leadership skills he has honed with us to leading the festival to greater heights.”
RTRFM is now looking for its next general manager, with details and expressions of interest expected soon.
“It’s going to be someone who can multi-task and spin a lot of plates at once,” Mr MacLeod said. FOR University of Notre Dame’s second year medical students, a trip to Vietnam in November is anything but a holiday.
Ishi Lath is part of Volunteer Vietnam, a student-run charity that raises money and collects medical equipment for a clinic in Vietnam.
She said the charity began 10 years ago.
“The clinic is run by Dr Phan and his wife,” she said.
“He trained in France and is a vascular surgeon. “He is running this free clinic for people who can’t afford treatment.
“There are lots of HIV patients.”
A group of students will travel to the country to deliver medical equipment.
Miss Lath said she was excited to go and see how the equipment would help.
“Last year’s students were saying how they got there and within an hour of being at the clinic, the IV fluids were put to use to save someone in surgery,” she said.
“This year we are bringing an ECG machine, blood pressure monitors, sterile fields.
“Currently they are using the inside of sterile gloves to lay the patient on to make it sterile; it’s the best they can do.”
The Inglewood resident, who is the publicity officer for the charity, said she did not realise how bad the situation was.
“When I first got involved, it was from the perspective I want to help people, go to another country and see what the healthcare is like,” she said.
“I feel like that is something I can take away, that I have done something in my life that wasn’t to do with myself but for other people.”
People who would like to donate can visit https://chuffed.org/proj ect/volunteer-vietnam2018.