Newsletter – November 2009

Nov 18 2009 12:23 PM by The Silkwood Medical team
News from Samoa – 55 reconstructions in 48 hours As many friends of Silkwood Medical know, our own Dr Ben Norris gives his time and skills to support Australian and New Zealand charity Interplast and their humanitarian projects in Samoa. Restoring the lives of Samoan children and adults is a mission close to the hearts of Dr Norris and his wife, registered nurse Norma. In early September Dr. Norris was asked by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to travel urgently to Samoa to treat a victim of the Samoan Tsunami – the patient required specialised plastic surgery to reconstruct a large defect of the leg. Fortunately, Dr Norris was holidaying in New Zealand with his family, and left them in NZ to travel to Samoa to assist. Silkwood Newsletter November Final Version