The Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit at St George Hospital has a community based “Guardian Angel” support group which is called the Knights of St George Heart Association. The Association was established in 1985, at the same time as the Cardiothoracic Unit itself and its purpose is to ensure the security of the Cardiothoracic Unit and to raise money to purchase equipment for the Unit.
To date, the Knights of St George, a registered charity, has raised over $1.6M for the Cardiothoracic Unit. We raise money through membership fees, dinners, stalls, raffles and donations. This money is used exclusively for the benefit of the Cardiothoracic Unit.