Who We Are
The work of the Koala Hospital is supervised and carried out by paid staff including the Clinical Director, Administration Manager, Supervisors and Leaf Collectors along with about 200 volunteers.
The 11 member KPS Management Committee (board) are volunteers and meet monthly to oversee the organisation and plan the future direction for the Koala Hospital. Most committee members hold a coordinating role at the Koala Hospital; other important ancillary work such as fundraising, yard duties, rescues, home care, tree planting and maintenance etc. is done by the valuable volunteers without whom the hospital could not survive.
The Koala Hospital consists of a treatment room, 8 Intensive Care Units, 6 outdoor intensive care units and 33 rehabilitation yards, many of which have trees for koalas to learn to climb as part of the rehabilitation process.
- It is not only a Hospital to treat sick and injured koalas but it is also involved in research with University Sydney, University Technology Queensland and the Australian Museum into koala diseases.
- Between 200 and 250 koalas are admitted through the Hospital annually.
- Apart from Chlamydia, motor vehicle accidents and dog attacks are the most common cause of injuries sustained, predominantly during the breeding season.