The Gamma Knife Centre Queensland at PA Hospital has received a generous donation in honour of a former patient resulting in the waiting room being renamed the Garry Reichart Gamma Knife Lounge in his memory.
The generous donation was organised through the PA Research Foundation with Radiation Oncologist, Dr Matthew Foote, confirming that donations such as this extend the care and positive outcomes for patients.
“Garry’s generous donation through his wife Mary has added immeasurable value to our service.
“It has enabled us to double the patients we can treat with Gamma Knife, and this will continue to grow year on year,” he said.
Mary Xu contributed $1.5 million to the Gamma Knife Centre Queensland with help from the PA Research Foundation after her husband was treated there by Dr Foote.
“My husband and I never forgot Dr Foote.
“During his treatment in 2013, Dr Foote was a big part of our lives,” said Mary.
As part of the donation, the Centre will benefit from Dr Michael Huo as a dedicated Gamma Knife research fellow.
“The team are most grateful for Mary and Garry’s generous donation.
“It will see us continue to grow this life-saving treatment for many people to come,” said Dr Foote.