Australian Embassy
The Philippines

MR101029 Interplast Australia and New Zealand


An Interplast Australia and New Zealand team will visit Baguio City, Philippines from 31 October – 12 November 2010 to assist the Benguet General Hospital in delivering specialist consultation clinics and perform plastic and reconstructive surgery services.

The team consists of:

1. Dr Peter Haertsch - Surgeon
2. Mr James Leong - Surgeon
3. Dr Alan Wallace - Anaesthetist
4. Dr Lindsay McBride - Anaesthetist
5. Ms Michelle Skrivanic - Nurse
6. Ms Sally Howard - Nurse

Interplast will provide consultations on Tuesday 2 November at 9:00am at the Benguet General Hospital, Baguio City. Patients selected for surgery will be treated from 3 – 10 November 2010.

Interplast is grateful to the Cabrini Foundation for providing generous funding to enable this surgical visit. Without such support this visit could not proceed.

Patients with conditions including; cleft lips and palates, scarring from burns, hand surgery and tumours as well as other conditions that would benefit from treatment by the Interplast team, are urged to contact Mr Hoover Agyao (Save Our Street Children Foundation) or the Benguet General Hospital. The clinic is by appointment only and patients must be screened by the surgical team or private general practitioners.

PLEASE be advised that patients with common skin diseases or cosmetic conditions will be excluded from this consultation.

Interplast has delivered 28 programs to the Philippines since 1984 and as a result over 1800 patients have had consultations and over 1500 patients have received life changing surgery.

For further information please contact:

Mr Hoover Agyao
Save Our Street Children Foundation
Ph: +63 7430 01381
Mob: +63 9228317942

Benguet General Hospital
Ph: (074)442-4722 to 25

Interplast Australia & New Zealand
Ph: + 61 (0)3 2943 1231
[email protected]