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The Honda Foundation Donates Training Simulator to CareFlight

The Honda Foundation and Trivett Honda Parramatta have donated more than $8,000 to CareFlight Ltd to buy a vital life-support training device.

CareFlight Ltd has been in operation since 1986. The Australian aeromedical charity provides a premium standard of pre-hospital care to more than 5,000 people annually and boasts a team of highly trained doctors, nurses and paramedics.

“On behalf of The Honda Foundation, we are thrilled to be able to give back to CareFlight and support the wonderful work they do within the community,” the Chairman of The Honda Foundation, Mr. Stephen Collins said.

“CareFlight’s mission is to save lives and serve the community and we know that the ALSi simulator will assist the charity in continuing their great work.”

The donated ALSi training simulators provide trainees the feel and look of a real patient monitor/defibrillator so they can witness and deal with patient condition changes in real time.

It will also allow the dedicated educators at CareFlight to facilitate simulated medical emergency scenarios in a safe and controlled environment. 

“The foundation’s latest grant for an advanced life support simulator will enable CareFlight to greatly improve the fidelity of our medical simulation training,” said Dr Samanthan Bendall, Co-Director of Education CareFlight.

“It will also benefit our patients by ensuring that the doctors, nurses and paramedics who train with us are better prepared to manage critical injuries and illness. Thank you from all the CareFlight team”

The Honda Foundation aims to assist local communities at a grassroots level. For every new Honda vehicle sold in Australia, the dealership donates $5 and Honda Australia donates $10 taking the total to $15.

Last year Honda Australia sold 46,783 vehicles, so each donation provides strong support for The Honda Foundation.

More than $10 million has been donated to hundreds of worthy causes, including empowering disadvantaged Australians, providing relief for victims of natural disasters and supporting the development of new technologies and research to fight disease.

In NSW alone, The Honda Foundation has donated $2.7 million since inception 26 years ago.