January 19, 2022

Northern Health Foundation: A Year in Review

Northern Health Foundation provides philanthropic, corporate and community support for Northern Health. The Foundation helps to raise vital funds which are then allocated toward the purchase of life-saving equipment, capital works, research and training.

While 2021 was a challenging year, Northern Health Foundation are pleased to share some of the ways they were able to support Northern Health over the past 12 months:

With February fast approaching, we reflect on the year we’ve had, taking into account both the losses and the wins that 2021 brought to us. Here, at the Northern Health Foundation, we see any shortcomings from the effects of COVID-19 as an opportunity to grow and learn for the year ahead.

As the charity arm of the north, we aim to build a healthier community together by funding life-changing equipment and research for Northern Health. Our achievements for 2021 were made possible by the support of our community, and together, we were able to tackle another challenging year.

In July of 2021, Northern Health Foundation ran its Dry July campaign, raising over $30,000, allowing Northern Health to purchase a car for the NOAH@Home program. Nurse Unit Manager of Day Oncology, Melissa Gwynne, explained: “another vehicle will enable us to expand our geographical parameters to include rural areas”. This was a massive achievement for our staff and everyone who participated in the event. Our Dry July leader and now former colleague, Josie Verga, was incredibly passionate about this event, championing the campaign to support the staff every step of the way.

As you may have also seen, the green coffee cups that adorn the tall windows at Henry’s Café couldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our community. As a way of saying thank you to our healthcare workers for caring for their loved ones every day, the community ‘shouted’ a coffee to the staff at Northern Health, to show their gratitude and appreciation.

The solidarity of our community makes what we do here at the Foundation possible, allowing us to get through these unprecedented times.

We look forward to 2022 with a renewed sense of enthusiasm to continue these displays of generosity that echo the care our community gives to us.

If you would ever like to come and say hello, our office is located in the main foyer of the Northern Hospital Epping – knock, and we’ll be there for you.