The 'Fund a PhysioFlow' Appeal

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation needs your urgent assistance to purchase a breakthrough medical tool to help improve the quality of like of our sick patients.

It's called a PhysioFlow Haemodynamic Monitoring System (or 'PhysioFlow' for short), and with a kind gift from you to help us buy one, our researchers hope to offer you, your family and your community a better level of care.

Each year, thousands of our patients are prescribed rehabilitation; an exercise and physiotherapy program designed to help improve their medical conditions and quality of life.   

Whether a patient is suffering a chronic illness such as heart failure or diabetes, is recovering from surgery such as stent or pacemaker placement, or have had a knee or hip replacement — each patient group unfortunately has one thing in common. 50% of them do not thrive on their standardised rehab program.

This is why Professor Norman Morris and Dr James Walsh, physiotherapists and researchers at The Prince Charles Hospital, are so keen to secure a PhysioFlow monitor for their research.  And why we're asking you to please support this important appeal.

Our researchers, with the help of PhysioFlow, can investigate and begin to understand why half of their patients don't respond to rehabilitation — giving them the precious chance to tweak and tailor their regimes to ensure every individual receives the exact support they need to improve their quality of life.

With your tax-deductible gift, we can secure not only this remarkable equipment, but also fund the research hours needed to understand how it can change the way our specialists design rehabilitation regimes.

We asked Professor Morris to explain why PhysioFlow is such an important tool for his research:

“In my line of work, what you quickly learn is that our quality of life can depend on how well we respond to rehabilitation.

When an exercise and therapy regime is successful, it can improve function, increase longevity and give people the chance of a happy future with their families.

So it’s sad indeed that, right now, half of patients see little or no benefit from rehabilitation, either because they are unable to manage their prescribed exercise regime, or because they simply fail to thrive for reasons that are just not clear.

Which means we cannot take into account the full range of abilities and tolerances of individual patients when we create their rehabilitation programs. And it means we don’t have all the information we need to accurately adjust programs when patients fail to benefit.

We're very excited by the prospect of this new machine, because it will give us information we don't currently have to better help our patients.”

Our researchers need your help today to purchase one of the country's first PhysioFlow monitors as soon as possible.  They estimate that, with the help of this machine, the number of people who benefit from their rehabilitation regime could increase from 50% to an incredible 80%!

Thank you so much for your help.

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