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Chevra Hatzolah

NEWS ARCHIVES

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2010 Rosh Hashanah

2005 Pesach
2004 Pesach
2004 Yom Kippur

November 2009 - Partner with Hatzolah this Summer!

Heatwaves are known to increase the incidence of illness and death, particularly among vulnerable population groups.

Therefore, this summer Hatzolah is encouraging everyone to regularly check on parents, grandparents, elderly relatives and neighbours to ensure that they are healthy and safe.

2009 "Golden Key" Trade Promotion - Lucky Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Hatzolah 2009 Golden Key Promotion:

           1st Prize - Stodant Developments, 3183

           2nd Prize - M & L Borowick, 3161

           3rd Prize - H & V Wenig, 3161

Thank you to everyone who entered the Golden Key Promotion and once again made it a great success.

 Response Times

Year

No Of Calls

50th Percentile

75th Percentile

90th Percentile

  

  

Response Time

Response Time

Response Time

  

  

  

  

  

1995

14

2.00

3.00

3.00

1996

81

2.00

3.00

5.00

1997

180

2.00

4.00

6.00

1998

239

2.00

3.00

4.00

1999

351

2.00

3.00

4.00

2000

457

2.00

3.00

4.00

2001

567

2.00

3.00

5.00

2002

654

2.00

4.00

6.00

2003

703

3.00

4.00

5.00

2004

748

3.00

4.00

6.00

2005

867

3.00

4.00

6.00

2006

1006

3.00

5.00

6.00

No. of calls   1995 - 2007

 

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

31/08/2007

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No of Calls

14

81

180

239

351

457

567

654

703

748

867

1006

693

6560

Cases by Chief Complaint 1.1.2007 to 19.8.2007  

Chief Complaint

No of Cases

% of Total

 

 

 

Abdominal Pain

21

3

Allergic Reaction

10

2

Altered Conscious State

8

1

Assault

1

0

Back Pain

7

1

Burns

6

1

Chest Pain

56

9

Childbirth

1

0

Choking

7

1

Conscious Collapse

31

5

CVA

8

1

Cyclist

8

1

Diabetic Problem

2

0

Eye Problem

1

0

Fall

102

16

Fitting

9

1

Fracture

15

2

Full Arrest

9

1

Haemmorhage

26

4

Headache

5

1

Motorcyclist

1

0

Overdose

17

3

Pedestrian

13

2

Personal Alarm

76

12

Psychiatric Problem

17

3

Pt 83

1

0

PV Haemmorhage

1

0

Respiratory Arrest

1

0

Respiratory Distress

52

8

Road Traffic Accident

24

4

Search

3

0

Unconscious

6

1

Unknown Incident

15

2

Unwell

87

13

 

 

 

 

647

 

 

2007 "Golden Key" Trade Promotion

By now you should have received our invitation participate in the annual Hatzolah Golden Key Promotion. This is a great opportunity for you to win $250,000 cash, whilst supporting Hatzolah's vital work for our community.

Other prizes include a brand new Toyota Corolla, $4,500 of air travel and travel insurance arranged and supported by FBI Travel, and set of Mandarina Duck luggage valued at $1,170. We rely on the generosity of the community to fund our ongoing activities and look forward to announcing the lucky winners at the conclusion of the promotion on 31.7.07 (drawn 7.8.07). Vic Permit No. 07/1989.

For more information please e-mail info@hatzolah.org.au.

New Hatzolah Responder Equipment Bags

All Hatzolah Responders will soon be set up with new equipment bags.  Many thanks must go to Hatzolah Responder Yumi Friedman for his huge effort in the design of these new bags.

Our Responders will have not one, but two bags!  One will contain resuscitation equipment (airway, oxygen and suction equipment).

The other will contain all the general first aid items (bandages etc).

2006 "Golden Key" Trade Promotion - Lucky Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Hatzolah 2006 Golden Key Promotion:

           1st Prize - C Adno, 3162

           2nd Prize - K Ginzburg, 3161

           3rd Prize - D Edwards, 3207

Thank you to everyone who entered the Golden Key Promotion and once again made it a great success.

2006 "Golden Key" Trade Promotion

By now you should have received our invitation participate in the annual Hatzolah Golden Key Promotion. This is a great opportunity for you to win $250,000 cash, whilst supporting Hatzolah's vital work for our community.

Other prizes include a brand new Toyota Corolla, $4,000 of air travel arranged and supported by FBI Travel, and a limited edition Montegrappa Queen of Hearts Pen valued at $2,200. We rely on the generosity of the community to fund our ongoing activities and look forward to announcing the lucky winners at the conclusion of the promotion on 31.7.06 (drawn 7.8.05). Vic Permit No. 06/2050.

For more information please e-mail info@hatzolah.org.au.

The Spotlight Hatzolah Centre

Hatzolah are proud to announce the official opening of our new state of the art training and administration facility "The Spotlight Hatzolah Centre".

Please note our new address and administration contact numbers:

320 Orrong Road

CAULFIELD NORTH 3161

Ph: (03) 8534 0100  Fax: (03) 8534 0150

Our Emergency Number remains the same, 9527 5111.

We sincerelly thank the Community at large and all of our generous benefactors for their ongoing support and assistance in helping to make our dream a reality.

Our new home gives us greater scope for expension in the future, and vast improvement of our training facilities.

On Sunday 4 June 2006, a ceremonial evening was held in which Rabbi's of the community affixed Mezuzah's to all doorframes in the building.  The Rabbi's were most encouraging to all members of Hatzolah, offering their blessings and best wishes for continued success.

On Wednesday 7 June 2006, the official opening of the Spotlight Hatzolah Centre was held with numerous dignitaries in attendance.  We would like to acknowledge those who spoke during the course of the evening:

Dr George Braitberg (Hatzolah Medical Director)

Mr Greg Sassella (CEO, Metropolitan Ambulance Service)

Mr Zac Fried (on behalf of the Fried & Fraid families)

Mr Ruvi Herzog and Mr Fred Grossman (on behalf of Chevra Hatzolah).

On Sunday 25 June 2006, an open day was held for the Community at large so that they could see how Hatzolah has flourished with their support.

3 March 2006

Apologies for the absence of an updated Dvar Torah over the past two weeks.  The Dvar Torah has returned this week, read it here.

13 January 2006

2005 Operational Summary

Cases Attended:

866 (2004 = 748)

Hatzolah spends approximately 35 hours a month attending cases, with three Responders attending most cases this equates to 105 hours a month, which equals about 1260 hours for the year.

Training:

24 training sessions were conducted, including:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Cardiac related chest pain
  • Anginine/Ventolin
  • Diabetes Management
  • Family violence
  • Epipen
  • Obstetric Emergencies
  • Blast injuries
  • Chest Auscultation
  • Patient in Altered Conscious State
  • Scene Safety
  • Eye Emergencies

Public Relations

Hatzolah provided Responders to standby and administer First Aid at 16 events.

Hatzolah Responders made 32 Presentations and Talks to various school, shule and community groups.

Response Times:

Year   Call Volume   Reflex Times*   Response Times+

2003      703               2.06                2.84

2004      748               2.20                3.09

2005      866               2.37                3.28

*Reflex Time is the time taken from dispatch of a case to arrival of Hatzolah Responders on scene

+Response Time is the time taken from receipt of an emergency call to arrival of Hatzolah Responders on scene

9 December 2005

Make sure you check out our Safety Tips section.

With Chanukah coming up soon, we have added some important Chanukah Safety Tips.

We take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Chanukah.

2 December 2005

It is with profound sadness that the Board and Members of Hatzolah extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Braun and Esterman families on the passing of Esther (A"H).  Esther was a true "eishes chayil" whose love and devotion for her husband Ross (A"H) (Hatzolah Responder Unit 15) knew no bounds.

Hamakom yenachem eschem besoch sha'ar avelei Tzion V'Yerusholayim.

11 November 2005

The Hatzolah Kids Page is now up and running!  Head over there for lots of great information and fun.

30 September 2005

Shana Tova

On behalf of all of us at Chevra Hatzolah, we take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Ksiva V'chasima Tovah.  May the coming year bring you all good health, happiness and prosperity.

Building Update

It's official!  Hatzolah are now the proud owners of our very own property, located on Orrong Road in Caulfield North.  Settlement took place in late September, and we are now in the process of customising the building's interior to suit our specific needs.  Our intent is to create a facility which will enable us to have an on-site training centre and reference library for use by our volunteer Responders.

We look forward to being able to report to your regarding the completion of the project in the not too distant future, and Hatzolah's re-location to our new home.

9 September 2005

Statistics for 2005 to 31 August:

Total Calls: 575

Call Breakdown by chief complaint:

11 August 2005

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Hatzolah 2005 Golden Key Promotion:

           1st Prize - D Marriner, 3000

           2nd Prize - A Allen, 3183

           3rd Prize - D Farkas, 3183

Thank you to everyone who entered the Golden Key Promotion and once again made it a great success.

27 July 2005

DON'T FORGET! The Hatzolah Golden Key Promotion ends on Friday 29 July 2005 at 5.00pm. Make sure you get in quickly to ensure your entry into the prize draw.

22 June 2005

Hatzolah has recently negotiated the purchase of our own premises - a spacious property of 11,500sq feet located on Orrong Road in the heart of Caulfield. This property will give us scope for development of a purpose-built Hatzolah Administration and Training Centre.

The purchase will be finalised before Rosh Hashanah, and some modifications will then take place.As the need for Hatzolah's services grows, Hatzolah aims to continue to provide the highest quality emergency medical care to Melbourne's Jewish Community. Our new facility will enable us to continue expanding Hatzolah's services to meet the ever increasing demand.

6 June 2005

Welcome to Hatzolah Melbourne's website. We hope you enjoy the use of our website in the future. Please bear with us as we are still in our initial set up stage and many sections of the website are still being developed. Check back soon for more updates.

1 June 2005

Golden Key Promotion 2005. By now you should have received our letter inviting you to participate in the third annual Hatzolah Golden Key Promotion. This is a great opportunity for you to win $250,000 cash, whilst supporting Hatzolah's vital work for our community.

Other prizes include a brand new Toyota Corolla, $4,000 of Qantas air travel, and a stunning pair of Mandarina Duck watches. We rely on the generosity of the community to fund our ongoing activities and look forward to announcing the lucky winners at the conclusion of the promotion on 29.7.05 (drawn 4.8.05). Vic Permit No. 05/1504.

For more information please e-mail info@hatzolah.org.au.

27 May 2005

Chevra Hatzolah website goes live