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Massons Healthcare – Company History & Profile
Massons Healthcare is a privately owned company involved in the wholesale importation & distribution of orthotics (fracture brace equipment), prosthetic (artificial leg & arm external fixation components), & allied supplies throughout Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Island Nations. Massons Healthcare was formed after the closure of George W Masson & Sons Pty Ltd in October 2003.
The founder of the company, George William Masson, learnt his skills as an indentured apprenticed in the early 1900’s for to the Mysteries of a Master Cutlass – a Splint & Surgical Instrument Maker or as is known today as an Orthotist/ Prosthetist with an old English company Allan & Hambury of London, completing his apprenticeship in 1911. George emigrated to Australia in 1912, taking up employment in Sydney, with a Split & Surgical Instrument Manufacturing Company.
At the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered for service in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF), & was shipped to Gallipoli. While at Gallipoli he suffered war injuries & after rehabilitation was returned to Australia where he, because of his previous training as a Surgical Instrument Maker, was asked to join the Commonwealth Limb Factory, at the Caulfield Military Hospital, Melbourne.
In 1930 Lord Nuffield, gave a grant to the Melbourne Children’s Hospital, to build & establish a workshop & train disabled adolescents in the manufacture of Orthopaedic & Prosthetic appliances. George was invited to supervise the building, & then manage the facility for the Hospital. He continued as manager of this facility through the polio epidemic of 1937 & the war years till 1945.
Upon the return from RAAF Service in 1946, Richard (G.W.’s eldest son), with George established George W. Masson & Sons Pty. Ltd., Trevor (G.W.’s youngest son) joined the company in 1955, manufacturing & distributing Orthopaedic & Prosthetic devices servicing both private & public hospitals, the Australian Government’s Department of Veterans Affairs, Repatriation Artificial Limb & Appliance Centres, & private prosthetic & orthotic facilities throughout Australia.
In 1975 the driving force of the business changed from manufacture to develop & expand the distribution of Orthotic & Prosthetic components & supplies.
Because of our long standing experience & knowledge of the profession within Australia, Massons have been asked by leading manufacturing companies from USA, Europe & Taiwan to become their sole Australian agents & representatives.
Massons Healthcare carry on the tradition & philosophy of honest business practice, prompt & helpful service to our customer base & their patients, with the assistance of our worldwide manufacturer support.
We constantly visit our customers around Australia throughout the year to introduce new products & liaise with our customers on servicing & meeting their specific requirements.