ARCH has received many donations and testimonials from patients here are some examples…names and contacts are available


“I was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes in November 2009 ……… … I was already having difficulty trying to maintain my tasks at work but was reluctant to admit….. my job was at risk… declined treatment….

I owe so much to all the people involved in the ARCH Trust and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Restoring my eyesight has also restored my life .

What a wonderful group of people I have encountered since.

From the speedy reply to enquiries and courteous staff, to the affect this restoration of full sight has had on my life is unbelievable. I have now returned to work full time. If it were not for this group of generous people and their sponsors who give freely of their time and skills, I would still be ‘a ward of the state’ surviving on a welfare sickness benefit and an unnecessary drain on society. (and by now slowly going round the bend. Without full sight there was little I could do safely or with any confidence.)

I give my warmest thanks to all who helped me , and to the many others that pass through your hands. I offer my support and I encourage others to support the work of this organisation, without which many people would be left in limbo on our inefficient health system. “


“I would like to thank Luigi Sussman and all at Arch for giving me a better quality of life.

For four years I had suffered extreme abdominal pain and swelling from hernias. Several times I was taken to North Shore Hospital in excruciating pain only to be turned away each time. After a long period of time I received a letter stating that I was no longer on the public waiting list for an operation as they did not do hernia operations any longer.

Being on a pension and not able to afford this operation privately, I thought I would be in pain for the rest of my life.To my surprise I received a letter from Arch for an appointment for my hernias. I was elated when I visited Luigi and he said he would perform my operation at no cost to me.

Since my hernias have been removed I am able to do things I couldn’t do previously, e.g. my gardening, walking and kicking up my heels.

I am full of gratitude to ARCH and Luigi Sussman and can only express how much I appreciate what has been done to improve my quality of life.

Thank you all you dedicated doctors who give up your time and skills to help people like me.”