Australian Philanthropists, Eva and the late Dr Les Erdi, have given the breath of life to a major redevelopment of the emergency centre within the iconic Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
Over 60,000 people a year will benefit from what is the largest single donation ever made to the hospital in its over 100 years of operation. The donation is motivated by personal experience – the Alfred has been an integral part of the health and happiness of the Erdi family since they made their way to Melbourne mid 20th century.
In a private unveiling ceremony on the 30th of June, 2015 the new title for the emergency ward was officially announced in bright, gleaming silver lettering – The Eva and Les Erdi Emergency and Trauma Centre in front of a small group of supporters. Eva Erdi was greeted with glowing praise as members of Parliament, Directors from Erdigroup (The Erdi’s primary business venture), and board members from the Alfred Hospital spoke of her and her late husbands generous spirits. Special thanks were given for their notable contribution to both the betterment of Melbourne as a city, and the lives of those who live within it leaving no doubt as to the incredible hearts of these two magnificent human beings.
Beginning development in early 2016, the new centre will boast state of the art emergency equipment, a new trauma area that will be set up on par with modern operating theatres, and the centre will also take advantage of the advances in technology within the medical field that are set to save the lives of those in urgent need of specialist care.
Eva Erdi is an incredible woman who, when charged with seeing out and expanding upon the wishes of herself and her late husband, has risen to the occasion with grace and certainty allowing their legacy of love and light to live on in the local and international communities. For more information please see erdifoundation.com.