Helping to rebuild lives

Helping to rebuild lives

Software specialist Sybase is spending $100,000 to help children born with skull deformities and the victims of burns, assaults, road accidents or sporting injuries.

The company is supplying the technology and resources required to build a database capable of storing 6000 patient records for the Australian Cranio-Maxillo Facial Foundation (ACMFF).

The database will also store photographic records and computer tomography (CT) scan images, resulting in a significant reduction in time spent searching for information needed to help patients of the Adelaide-based Australian Cranio Facial Unit (ACFU).

President of the ACMFF, David David, said human and technical resources are always stretched at the foundation and thanked Sybase for its generous support.

“The technology will allow us to access patient and research information quickly, increasing the time we can spend helping patients,” he said. “Without the Sybase team giving its time to install the technology, the cost involved would have been prohibitive.”

Patients come from all over Australia and around the world for the specialist medical expertise available through the ACMFF. As well as children with potentially life-threatening birth defects, patients include adults with facial or skull injuries sustained in fires, assaults, road accidents or sports.

“The work of the ACMFF is amazing and Sybase is very pleased to help them,” a director of Sybase A/NZ, Peter Fletcher, said. “While the foundation does receive funds from various bodies, it can use all the help we and the community can offer. Seeing the life-changing miracles performed makes it all worthwhile.”

To make a donation to the ACMFF, or for more information, visit

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