Bringing revolutionary robotic technology to Werribee

The Mako Robot is a revolutionary device used in the most common orthopaedic surgeries.

A special event, hosted by Channel Nine presenter, Livinia Nixon, is being held at the Refectory at Werribee Park on Saturday 7 October to raise funds for St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee. The evening aims to raise $50,000 to assist in the purchase of the latest

orthopaedic technology, a surgical robot.

“The Mako Robot is a revolutionary device used in the most common orthopaedic surgeries: hip, knee and shoulder replacements. It assists surgeons to reach new levels of precision, accuracy, and safety. It provides the best outcome for patients,” said general manager, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee Emma Saliba.

“The need is certainly growing. Since January 2018, we’ve performed over 4,000 orthopaedic surgeries with over 800 of these being performed this year alone.”

Prominent Werribee businessman and chair of the St Vincent’s Werribee Hospital Committee, Oriano Salvalaggio (known as Ori), reflects with pride on how much has been achieved since St Vincent’s Werribee first opened its doors five years ago.

“Five years ago, there was no private hospital in the west. Thanks to our community’s vision, generosity and commitment, Werribee has one of the premier private hospitals in Victoria.

“When I think back to when the committee began holding events to raise funds to build St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee, all we had were pictures of a building. But that didn’t matter, because people fell in love with the promise that great healthcare was coming to


“Local businesses and donors supported the project because they could see what we were creating and how it would benefit them and their families.

“Werribee is growing at a rapid rate. As we grow, our community gains the power to expect the best healthcare for our region, care that will benefit us all.

“This is your opportunity to join us on our journey of bringing world-class healthcare to the people in the communities of Werribee and Wyndham by joining us at the Evening of Elegance.”

Tickets to the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee Evening of Elegance, which is proudly supported by Wyndham Dental Solutions, are $180 per person, including a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment.

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