NSLHD News May 22

NORTH Foundation Campaign raises vital funds for nslhd A total of $32,000 has been raised for our hospitals thanks to the NORTH Foundation’s latest campaign, COVID-19 Support Funds.

NORTH Foundation reached out to patients, families and visitors who accessed Wi-Fi services across the district’s hospitals with a message outlining the district’s response to COVID-19 and the facilities, up-skilling and equipment needed to continue to respond. Almost half of those in the community who generously responded with a donation chose to donate to a specific department or unit within the hospitals. NORTH Foundation CEO Gilbert Lorquet said this donation behaviour highlights

the preference of the community to be engaged with grateful patient giving. “Individuals chose to give back to departments or units where they or their loved one had received care or treatment,” Mr Lorquet said. “A huge thank you to all our donors. It is a real testament to our district services and make a healthy change in your life. “Why not make World No Tobacco Day your milestone day, to remember when you quit?” Paul said. “Quitting will help you come through this uncertain time in better shape.” “If you’re working from home, why not quit from home too?

healthcare teams when our community is so eager to give back to help us continue to provide high-quality patient care and treatment.” NORTH foundation has used this information to shape their upcoming Tax Appeal and the relaunch of their grateful patient program later this year. We have a range of resources available that can help you.” For more information on how to quit visit: bit.ly/2z45Yvy. Staff can visit the intranet for help with smoking cessation and more: intranet.nslhd. health.nsw.gov.au/ClinicalNet/ healthprom/programs/Pages/ SmokeFree.aspx

Time to give up smoking From baking sourdough to jigsaw puzzles – people have developed some handy habits during lockdown, but now they are being encouraged to

kick one instead; smoking. World No Tobacco Day falls on May 31 and NSLHD’s Director of Health Promotion Paul Klarenaar said it marked the perfect opportunity to

district’s new accreditation manager NSLHD has welcomed a new accreditation manager to help hospitals and health services with meeting the national standards. Annette Penney has been appointed the National Safety and Quality Health Service Accreditation Manager, bringing a wealth of experience to the role. Annette previously worked at Marie Stopes Australia where her role was as National Quality, Safety and Risk Manager.

While at Marie Stopes, Annette successful led

accreditation assessments in relation to the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards 2nd edition and ACHS EquiP4.



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