ABC Tissue donates $2 million to St Vincent’s Hospital

GRATEFUL: Dr Peter Wong, Kathy Ly, Brandon Ly, Matthew Ngai, Ming Ly, Ninos Khoshaba, Anthony Schembri, Dr Yael Barnett, Ben Jonker and Sister Jacinta.
GRATEFUL: Dr Peter Wong, Kathy Ly, Brandon Ly, Matthew Ngai, Ming Ly, Ninos Khoshaba, Anthony Schembri, Dr Yael Barnett, Ben Jonker and Sister Jacinta.

St Vincent’s Hospital at Darlinghurst is one huge step closer to acquiring some Australian-first MRI guided-ultrasound equipment thanks to a $2 million donation from the Wetherill Park company ABC Tissue.

Last week, several representatives of the tissue company presented St Vincent's Sydney chief executive officer Associate Professor Anthony Schembri with a cheque to help in the hospital’s quest to buy the $6 million machine.

This landmark equipment represents a major breakthrough in the treatment of patients with tremor, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia.

The new medical system uses ultrasound beams to heat and destroy targeted tissue non-invasively.

The clinical trials are showing high efficacy with very low rates of complication. 

The Wetherill Park company’s $2 million donation is part of a long list of charity work undertaken by ABC Tissue‘s managing director Henry Ngai and his wife Jenny.

They have donated to several hospitals – including Liverpool Hospital, Fairfield Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead – and many disaster appeals and other community charities, including the Salvation Army and the Cancer Council.

Professor Schembri thanked Henry and Jenny Ngai for their extraordinary generosity and said that the new piece of equipment will help maintain the hospital’s 160-year track record of introducing trail-blazing medical technology and procedures.

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