Ballarat Gold Mine has donated 3000 face masks to Ballarat Base Hospital to help keep this important community service safe.
Ballarat Gold Mine’s Health & Safety Manager Leigh Searle said: “We understand that we are fortunate to be able to continue operations and our priority is the health and safety of our people, their families and their local communities. Donating the supplies that we can to Ballarat Health Services is a direct way to support our community.”
The masks donated will be utilised in the Ballarat Base Hospital Emergency Department and COVID-19 Fever Clinic to protect their front-line staff. They are currently using around 800 – 1000 per day and indicated that the supply donated by Ballarat Gold Mine will provide them with additional days of protection in this battle against COVID-19. Every day counts and they are extremely thankful for our company’s assistance. Leigh also thanked Ballarat Gold Mine (on behalf of his wife – a health worker at Ballarat Health Services) for their donation of face masks to BHS. He said, “BHS are extremely grateful and indicated that these items are in short supply. Every mask donated will protect her colleagues, our community and my family”.
The safe continuation of Ballarat Gold Mine’s operations maintains regional jobs and supports the local economy – more than 80% of our suppliers are in regional Victoria.