The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, NSW is dedicated to the care and preservation of Koalas exclusively. Their ground breaking hospital has a treatment room, eight intensive care units, a 24 hour rescue and treatment operation and ten recovery yards.
Between 200 – 250 sick or injured Koalas are admitted to the hospital each year.
The Koala Hospital is involved with the University of Sydney’s research program in Koala diseases, such as Chlamydia.
The Koala Hospital is part of the Koala Preservation Society of N.S.W Inc. and is a charitable organization that is dedicated to the welfare of Australia’s much loved Koala.
In 1986 John wrote the song ‘Goodbye Blinky Bill’ and donated the royalties to the Koala Hospital. He also was involved in taking the ‘hat around’ at his concerts and together with the record royalties earned over $300,000.00 for the hospital. This money was used to open a John Williamson Wing at the hospital.
Web address: www.koalahospital.org.au