Ella Hawthorne, Ophthalmic Team Manager
Ella’s role is vital to the hospital ship work. She not only set up the eye clinic on the new hospital ship Global Mercy, she now leads the clinical eye team on board.
Why I volunteer with Mercy Ships.
Every day in the Mercy Ships Eye Clinic looks a little different, but on average we see more than 40 patients for pre-operative assessments daily on the Global Mercy, and about 80% are scheduled for surgery.
“My first months with Mercy Ships have been wonderful and challenging, but ultimately it was all leading up to the start of the surgical schedule.
Witnessing the life-changing moment when someone can see again, made all the hard work, late nights, and planning completely worth it!”
You can be part of Ella's support team
All donations to help Ella’s volunteer service with Mercy Ships are tax deductible – simply tap Join My Support Crew – and help Ella make the world of difference.
IT TAKES PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO MAKE MERCY HAPPEN. WHY NOT YOU? FIND YOUR PLACE ONBOARD AS WE SERVE TOGETHER TO DELIVER HOPE AND HEALING.
donate directly via your bank account
Mercy Ships NZ Bank Account Number
03 1549 0000141 00 (Westpac)
Reference: (Your surname)
Particulars: Use donation code “6041”
or “Ella Hawthorne”
To receive a tax receipt, please email email@example.com with your details. By notifying us that you have donated to Ella’s volunteer service, your donation can be matched to your email address.
If for any reason a volunteer that you have supported through a donation is no longer willing or able to carry out their service with Mercy Ships, or there are otherwise surplus funds remaining from your donation once the volunteer has completed their service, those surplus funds will be utilised by Mercy Ships to support surgeries on the Mercy Ships and the training of medical professionals and associated support in Africa.”