With coronavirus preparations affecting health services across Australia, our local Chinese community has provided much-needed support to Box Hill Hospital.

We extend our appreciation to the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW), who recently partnered with local business and groups to donate $40,000 to the Eastern Health Agility Response Fund for coronavirus equipment at Box Hill Hospital.

Steven Zheng"There were a lot of businesses in Box Hill that were effected in late January", says Mr Steven Zheng, Vice President, ABAW told SBS News during an interview in April, pictured. "We cancelled Chinese New Year and a lot of our local business shut down."

"But despite that, our business and community members rallied together to support the doctors at Box Hill Hospital."

Mr William Ma, Vice President ABAW, is encouraging the local community to continue to come together to help other people.

"We work for the community and we care for our community", Mr Ma says.

Donations to the fund are providing a vital lifesaving service during the coronavirus pandemic as well as providing the community with vital equipment that can be used in other respiratory and cardiac cases well into the future.

"The frontline health staff are the real heroes. They need as much support as possible", says Steven Zheng.

The Asian Business Association of Whitehorse is continuing to encourage the community to give,.welcoming donations to the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse appeal for Box Hill Hospital.