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The Next Era. Transforming Cabrini Malvern

Demand for Cabrini’s care is increasing - we expect to manage 150,000 admissions per year, focussing on conditions of ageing, cancer, cardiac and orthopaedic care.

The transformation of the Malvern hospital is the most significant project ever undertaken by Cabrini worldwide. It will only be possible with significant philanthropic investment from forward thinking donors – families keen to make their mark on this prestigious, high profile project.

The Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department will continue to be the centre and heart of Cabrini Malvern, with their new facilities providing continuous care for all patients.

In honour of the late Alan and Ada Selwyn

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To find out more about how you can support The Next Era and transform Cabrini Malvern, contact Megan Potter, Director - Foundation on 03 9508 1780

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Honouring the legacy of Alan and Ada Selwyn.

The following is a message written by Ada and Eva Selwyn, before the naming of the Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department.

We are very proud that Alan’s legacy continues to be part of the Emergency Department located in the Gandel Wing of Cabrini, building on a tradition of world-class, specialist medical care.

Alan was a man who was gracious and humble, kind and had a heart of gold. He considered himself blessed in every way. He adored his wife Ada for each and every day of their 66 years of marriage and treasured his daughter.

Alan attended The University of Leeds, where he studied textile engineering. As a businessman and multi-linguist, Alan pioneered Australian-Japanese economic ties, was a founding member of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and was twice a delegate to the International Economic Conference. He had a long history of philanthropic endeavours and supported hospitals, universities, medical research, museums and the arts, including as a patron of the Melbourne Arts Centre. He was a governor of Tel Aviv University, by which he was also bestowed an Honorary Fellowship. He and Ada also established a Chair in Clinical Infertility Research and Molecular Medicine. In his spare time he was a keen bridge player and twice represented Australia at the Maccabiah Games as captain of the bridge team.

To know Alan was to realise he was a great man, an optimist who lived life to the fullest, a man of integrity and respected by all.

He is missed more than we can say.