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Donate an unused iPad

29 April, 2020

Donate unused iPads

A call for all unused iPads!

To minimise the spread of COVID-19, Western Health has adopted some restrictions around visitation – meaning that many patients in ICU are unable to have friends and family at their bedside.

We understand that communication with loved ones is vital for patients, so have started providing virtual communication opportunities with family members via Zoom and FaceTime on iPads. Patients are loving the opportunity to connect online, and it’s great for our clinicians to be able to provide a simple solution. HOWEVER – we are in need of more iPads!

To make this program available to all patients, we are seeking donations of old or unused iPads from our community.  If you have been meaning to regift that old tech, now is the time!


  • Any old iPads (please note, we can only accept iPads as our IT team are unable to provide tech support across multiple platforms)
  • Unlocked and cleared of personal information – here are some instructions
  • No cracked screens
  • Good enough working order to be able to run Facetime or similar apps.

Please drop off an iPad at either of these locations:

Footscray Hospital – a repository will be located inside the main entrance off Gordon Street near the volunteer desk.

Sunshine Hospital – a repository will be located near main reception near the volunteer desk.

Thanks so much – we assure you that your iPad will be going to a very good home!