December 18, 2020

Find out who’s driving away in a new car this Christmas!

The wait is finally over!

The stunning Toyota Corolla Hybrid that has been on display in the Northern Hospital foyer since July has an owner!

And the winner is… Tatijana K! (Ticket No. 2788)

Proudly donated by major sponsor, Maxxia, the brand new Toyota Corolla Hybrid Hatch is valued at over $30,000.

Despite many challenges this year due to the pandemic, the 2020 Northern Health Foundation Major Raffle has proven a huge success – raising an amazing $76,000!

All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the purchase of state of the art intestinal ultrasounds (IUS) technology for our gastroenterology department.

IUS is an important piece of equipment used on patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to help diagnose and monitor conditions such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. IBD can be debilitating and cause severe complications when not monitored and treated appropriately.

IUS will greatly benefit patients in our community because, at present, any patients requiring this service need to be referred to alternative health services.

Introducing IUS to Northern Health will alleviate the need for patients to travel further to receive the care they need, and will help provide better outcomes for our patients.

Proudly supported by major sponsor, Maxxia, the raffle this year had four amazing prizes up for grabs!

The winners of these were:

Second prize: Helicopter Joy Flight – RRP $4,500

Winner: Lay Leng N (Ticket No. 968)

Third prize: UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Pram and Bassinet – RRP $2,099

Winner: Les H (Ticket No. 1199)

Fourth prize: One night in Mantra Epping Penthouse Suite including Breakfast and Dinner for two – RRP $750

Winner: Pam D (Ticket No. 2550)

“It has been wonderful to see all of the support for this year’s major raffle to raise funds for a vital piece of equipment to benefit patients in our community,” said Andrew Williamson, Executive Director Public Affairs and Foundation.

“We extend our sincere thanks to all of the sponsors including major sponsor, Maxxia, and to everyone who has purchased tickets to support the important work of Northern Health.”

Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, drawing out the lucky winners!

Featured Image (left to right): Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive; Andrew Williamson, Executive Director Public Affairs and Foundation; Donna McLaren, Maxxia