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The People’s Hospital Tales from the surgeon's table

Publisher's acknowledgements

The People’s Hospital is a defining project – for surgery, its teaching, for Footscray Hospital and for Western Health. The book records the times of evolutionary change in surgery and patient care, which have driven the development of Western Health.

During six decades at Footscray Hospital, thousands of clinicians and support staff from many different professions and backgrounds have served the people of the west of Melbourne. While this book cannot capture all of those contributions, the dedication of so many is acknowledged and appreciated.

Western Health would also like to thank the volunteers and members of the community who have so generously supported Footscray Hospital since its inception.

Western Health wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the following individuals who provided financial support to the Western Health Foundation to help make this book a reality.

Mr Andrew Barling

Mr Barry Beiles

Dr Hai T Bui

Mr Manny Cao

Mr Alvin Cham

A/Prof Arun Chandu

Mr Jin Hee Cho

Mr Julian Choi

Mr David Ellis

Mr Cam Fary

Mr Bill Fleming

Mr Nezor Houli

Prof Edward Janus and Ms Dianne Leorke

Dr Andrew Jeffreys

A/Prof Trevor Jones

Dr Tracey Lam

A/Prof Garry Lane

A/Prof Stephen McLaughlin

Prof Helen O’Connell

Mr Robert Pianta

Dr Meron Pitcher

Mr Siva Ravindran

Dr Bob Smith

Mr Daniel Sydenham

A/Prof Graeme Thompson

Mr Phong Tran

Mr Douglas Travis

Ms Margaret Trist

An additional donor chose to remain anonymous.

Grindstone Creative also provided significant pro bono support in the production of the book and digital site.