Australian Unity has been part of a valuable donation of medical equipment destined to overseas hospitals to help people in developing countries including Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. 


The quality of Australian medical equipment is such that many health facilities upgrade equipment well before the item has worn out. In the case of Sunshine Private Hospital, one of the newest hospitals in Wealth & Capital Market’s Healthcare Property Trust (HPT), new equipment was provided for the new hospital, so surplus equipment was available after the closure of the Sunshine Private Day Surgery. 

Rotary Donations in Kind was identified as an agency that helps repurpose good quality used medical goods to help others in developing countries and to disadvantaged people in the local community.  Australian Unity and Sunshine Private Hospital part of Unitas Healthcare (the hospital operator) have donated equipment to the value of $125,000 to Rotary DIK. 

Australian Unity has contributed three anesthetic machines and the hospital has given a range of theatre and other equipment including trolleys, an operating theatre table, refrigerators and a number of wheeled beds. 

Peter Beale, Senior Asset Manager, Healthcare Property in Wealth & Capital Markets and Dr Malak Sukkar CEO Sunshine Private Hospital were delighted to make this donation. 

Photo: Peter Beale (Senior Asset Manager, Australian Unity), Dr Malak Sukkar (CEO, Unitas Healthcare), Laurie Fisher (Manager, Donations In Kind)