Monocole Optometry in Western Australia is one of five medical practices to be awarded a 2022 Credabl Helping Hand Grants.
According to Credabl, a specialist medical lender, “over 440 heartfelt applications and nominations from medical, dental and vet practices and the healthcare community” were received.
The judging panel comprised of Dr Garnett Hall (Veterinary Surgeon, Founder and CEO at VetChip and President of AVA WA), Dr Geoff Toogood (Cardiologist and Founder of Crazy Socks 4 Docs), Dr Kristina Cain (Dentist and Business Owner of SmileChix), Stafford Hamilton (CEO at Credabl), Glen Stewart (Chief Risk Officer at Credabl), and Kelly Gall (Finance Specialist at Credabl).
Applications were judged based on their 150-word submission answering how a Helping Hand Grant could help their practice.
Stafford Hamilton, Credabl CEO and Co-founder, says it was incredibly hard for the judging panel to select only five recipients. The applications shared heartfelt stories of hardship and loss, and ongoing challenges from drought, bushfires, floods, and the pandemic. But amongst the mix, there were also ambitious growth plans, as well as the need to acknowledge amazing teams and dedicated staff.
“Medical, dental and veterinary practices continue to be hard-working, regardless of what’s going on in the world, so we must ensure we shine a light on the amazing work that they do for us and our communities,” Mr Hamilton commented.
“Congratulations to all the winners and thank you again to everyone who applied or nominated a deserving practice. We look forward to sharing the stories of our grant recipients with the broader community in the coming months.”
The applications shared heartfelt stories of hardship and loss… But amongst the mix, there were also ambitious growth plans, as well as the need to acknowledge amazing teams and dedicated staff
The 2022 Helping Hand Grant recipients are:
– Dr Sam Schneider and Dr Carla Schneider, Monocle Optometry, WA
– Dr John Hammond, Riverland Veterinary Practice, SA
– David McIntosh, ENT Specialists, QLD
– Dr Brad Viljoen, Main Street Veterinary Clinic, VIC
– Dr Sara Lassemillante, Edge Dental Care, NSW
The 2022 Helping Hand Grants kicked off on 1 September, and was designed to support practice growth, showcase the amazing contributions occurring in local communities, and to help drive patient numbers and engagement. The grants are valued at over $10,000 and awarded to up to five medical practices around Australia across the medical, dental and veterinary professions.
Each grant includes a cash incentive; practice growth and management coaching from industry partners including Health Business Network, Prime Practice and Vettr; a Delonghi Nespresso coffee machine; 50,000 Qantas Points* for their business; and a digital guidebook filled with great tips to help boost patient numbers.