Ritchies Testimonials

Heartbeat Victoria

A Second Chance!

“Heartbeat Victoria for St Vincent's Hospital is a supportive and fundraising group for cardiothoracic
patients, their families and friends - a completely voluntary association.

The Cardiothoracic Care Centre helps patients with medical heart problems from Melbourne, Country areas of Victoria and Interstate. Since Heartbeat began in 1886, they have purchased $457,000.00 worth of equipment to help in the treatment of serious heart problems.

Heartbeat aims to:

Assist in the further development of Cardiothoracic Care by raising funds to provide additional equipment and services.

Provide information and reassurance to patients, their families and friends, when a surgical or medical procedure may be necessary.

Promote friendship between patients, their families and friends through meetings, social and educational events.

Heartbeat wish to thank all those customers who have nominated Heartbeat Victoria for St Vincent's Hospital, CB number 92254 and hope their support continues to the extent that Ritchies Community Benefit Scheme will be acknowledged on an essential piece of equipment. All equipment purchased aims to ensure best care and improve patient comfort, and is selected by the hospital in consultation with the medical staff of the Cardiothoracic Care Centre. Special thanks to Ritchies and all those customers who have nominated Heartbeat Victoria.”

If you would like to help this vital work, simply nominate Heartbeat Victoria when you apply for your free Ritchies Community Benefit Card and present your card to the cashier every time you shop!