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Hollywood Private Hospital helps to restore Gyuto Monk of Tibet’s hearing

Jan 19, 2017

Hollywood Private Hospital (Hollywood) in collaboration with Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Dr Stephen Rodrigues, have donated their services and expertise to help restore the hearing of Pema Wangyal, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet.

Pema and five other Gyuto Monks are touring Western Australia on a cultural exchange, and are visiting communities and schools to discuss love, kindness and compassion.

Having undergone an operation 20 years ago in India to fix his hearing, Pema was still experiencing profound deafness in his left ear. One of his Australian sponsors works at Hollywood and recommended to Pema that he should visit Dr Rodrigues.

Dr Rodrigues said "After examining Pema and learning about his work, it became apparent that medical intervention and financial assistance were required to ensure comprehensive care and the best possible outcome for him."

"Hollywood is renowned in the Western Australian medical community for its generosity and within a week of me seeking its assistance to help Pema, the hospital was on board and Pema was booked in for surgery."

Hollywood Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, added "Ramsay Health Care’s motto is ‘People caring for people’ and it is embraced by our employees, volunteers and doctors. It is wonderful for us to be able to assist someone like Pema who is committed to helping and caring for others through his teachings."

Following the operation, Pema’s hearing has improved and he is continuing his work in the Western Australian community before returning home in February.