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Patients to reap the benefits of $2.5M in medical equipment
Patients to reap the benefits of $2.5M in medical equipment
29 February 2024

Patients will reap the benefits of $2.5M in medical equipment, as local philanthropist John Williams and Brighter Lives announced the outcome of the John and Vicki Williams Special Funding Round for medical equipment.This funding round was made possible thanks to a $2 million dollar donation from prominent North Queensland husband and wife philanthropists John and the late Vicki Williams – the largest single donation in Brighter Lives’ history.Townsville Hospital and Health Service c...

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