February 20, 2020

Northern Health Foundation says Thank You

On Wednesday, 19 February 2020, Northern Health Foundation hosted their annual Thank You Evening, to celebrate and thank our wonderful donors for their ongoing support.

“We were delighted to celebrate the fundraising efforts of our supporters and donors, and their generous contributions to the Northern Health Foundation,” said Andrew Williamson, Executive Director, Public Affairs and Northern Health Foundation.

“Through the amazing support from the community, our recent Defibrillator Campaign raised over $300,000 to purchase state-of-the art defibrillators for all Northern Health sites, along with implementing many other improvements and upgrades across the health service.”

Northern Health Foundation Board Chair, John Molnar OAM, said, “I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all of our generous supporters, patrons, corporate partners, dedicated volunteers, Northern Health staff and everyone who has contributed towards our fundraising efforts through donations, grants and support at our events.”

Mr Molnar also paid tribute to the late Alexander Robertson who, together with his family, have been supporting Northern Health since Northern Hospital first opened.

“Having grown up locally in Epping, not far from Northern Hospital, Alex was always actively involved in community activities – and was passionate about giving back,” said Mr Molnar.

“His association with Northern Health began when he was approached to sponsor the first Annual Dinner in 1999. This support has continued for over 20 years and we will miss Alex and extend our sympathies to his family and colleagues.”

The evening also included a presentation from Dr Katharine See, Director of Respiratory Medicine at Northern Health. Dr See spoke about the Foundation’s current fundraising campaign, to support the purchase of an Endobronchial Ultrasound Service (EBUS) for Northern Health, which will reduce patient wait times for lung cancer stage diagnosis and treatment.

Dr David Tran, Colleen Batten, Bruce Batten and Barbara Rischitelli.
Pina Di Donato, Josie Minniti, Dr Katharine See and Tricia Maclean
Nicole Carlon, Barbara Rischitelli, Courtney Lowry and Briana Baass

Watch the video below to hear from some of our staff about the contribution our donors have made to their departments.

Featured image: Peter McWilliam, Josie Minniti, Andrew Williamson, Bev Carman, John Molnar OAM and Trudi Hay