Operation Restore Hope Australia (ORH) is an Australian based surgical charity founded by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson, which provides aid to less privileged children in the Philippines with birth defects and deformities such as cleft lip and palate, burns and tumours of the skin.
Over the past 25 years ORH has treated close to 2500 children in Cebu and areas of Metro Manila. The charity has always worked closely with their Filipino counterparts to ensure continuity of care and a future for their patients.
Because a cleft lip and/or palate denies a child normal speech and appearance, these children are most often relegated to a lowly, impoverished life where they are likely to be denied the simplest privileges such as schooling, social contact and eventual employment to due to their deformity.
What surgery gives to these children is the ability to develop, thrive and communicate not only through speech but something as simple as a smile without which they will not be able to fulfil their potential or assume their place in society.
With CSS funding and logistical support, ORH will empower the staff of partner hospitals with training, equipment, supplies and support to ensure that all their patients receive ongoing care and to promote the potential for the hospital to serve its Las Piñas community independently in the future.
CSS/ORH also invites and involves highly trained Filipino medical professionals from both the public and private sectors to work with them and to promote the care of the less fortunate.