A year in review for 2022
It is hard to believe another year has come and gone, and we’ve now entered into 2023 with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the months ahead.
The Foundation takes this opportunity to express gratitude for all those who have contributed to our fundraising efforts in the past year. For our team, we are fortunate to receive gifts of items, people’s time, and financial support. These gifts enable us to work with Northern Health to enhance the experiences of our patients and their loved ones.
Among our achievements in 2022 was the ICU courtyard refurbishment. This space has been fitted with planter boxes, outdoor tables and seating – creating a lovely space for ICU staff to enjoy. Patient beds can also be moved outside, with access to appropriate monitors, so they too can benefit from this beautiful space. We were also able to fund BLS Manikans, which are used for teaching purposes across different wards, and a mobile pressure relief chair for Ward 16. These items were made possible by the generous contributions of our Workplace Giver. On a larger scale, with the help of our wonderful community, Broadmeadows Hospital will receive new equipment for their Ophthalmology Department to continue providing the highest quality of care to cataracts patients in our northern catchment.
We are also extremely grateful for the efforts of our Dry July participants, who raised $27,000 for a heart-warming cause. Thanks to their determination, our Palliative Care patients will be receiving a brand-new courtyard, with beautiful artwork to adorn the walls and uplift its hallways in 2023.
Northern Health Foundation patrons, Bev Carman, Trudi Hay and Josie Minniti, also hosted another year of successful events. Whilst they were run individually, they all shared in the same idea – contributing to help others. We sincerely thank each one of them for their continued support of Northern Health Foundation.
As we look forward to 2023, Northern Health Foundation Board will be focussing on funding PhD research scholarships and an Anorectal Laboratory for Northern Health.
Margaret Rivette, Fundraising Campaigns Officer, Northern Health Foundation said, “We look forward to the year ahead of us, refreshed and focused on funding projects that make a difference. We also thank you for continuing in this philanthropic journey with us to create a healthier community, one step at a time.”
The Foundation office is located in the main foyer, opposite Henry’s Café. If you would like come in to say hello, please stop by at any time.