Open Heart International Appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday 26 July.

Open Heart International featured on 60 Minutes Sunday 26 July with a story on the May trip to Fiji with the team led by cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Ian Nicholson.

The volunteers on the life-saving project did more than 36 surgeries – 24 of the patients were children and 12 adults.


The team led by OHI Project Manager and San Patient Flow Manager Melanie Windus, was 44 strong including San staff members:

Project Coordinator – Melanie Windus
Surgeon – Ian Nicholson
Pathology – Kathy Jays
ICU Team Leader – Benjamin Uprichard
Ward Team Leader -Tania Marques
Logistics – Mark Windus
OHI Marketing and Project Assistant – Megan Townend
Research/level 9 NUM – Linda Thomson Mangnall
Ward Nurse- Joclyn Dauvono

More details and ways to support the life-saving and life-transforming program can be found at