In 2010, Ann Nioa, a single mother of two who had lost her husband to cancer, was involved in a head-on car crash on her way home. Sadly the other driver was killed on impact. Anne was lucky to survive, just.
Anne's accident was devastating and her road to recovery was challenging for both her and her family. It wasn't until further down the track that Anne realised the mental impact of her accident.
"I had quite a big panic attack and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. As well as the physical side, the mental side was quite a bit to deal with," Anne said.
St Stephen's Hospital launched mental health services last year. A growing number of specialists are now using our high-tech digital systems to practice on teh Fraser Coast, and continue their care of patients remotely by accessing vital inforamtion through their electronic medical records.
Can you help us continue our vital work and help others? By making a donation by 28 April 2017, you'll not only enable our specialist to do more, but you'll also help to improve our mental health services.
Giving is easy. Simply click on the 'donate now' button on the right hand side of this page and a receipt will be automatically emailed to you. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
If you would like to know more about how your generosity can help to deliver essential mental health services at St Stephen's Hospital, please contact our donor care team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 001 953.
Thank you for your support.