NSLHD Year in Review 2019

NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox, Dr Brendan Steinfort, NORTH Foundation CEO Gilbert Lorquet, patient Penny Clarke and Foundation Board Chair Greg Isaacs

new direction as north foundation launches

The NORTH Foundation has been officially launched with a bold vision to enhance healthcare services across the district and increase investment in world-leading medical research.

Formerly the Kolling Foundation, the NORTH Foundation is the fundraising partner for the hospitals and services of NSLHD and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research. Chief Executive Officer Gilbert Lorquet has unveiled the foundation’s new look and five-year plan to bolster healthcare services across the district. “With the help of generous donors, corporate partners and community support, we will be well placed to enhance services, provide additional equipment and increase our investment in cutting edge research,” he said.

“We are committed to becoming a major contributor to world class medical research and strengthening a community health system where people enjoy excellent care throughout their lives.” NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox said the NORTH Foundation will play a key role in broadening community awareness of our services and impressive staff. “A greater understanding of what we do and our unique strengths will help the foundation meet its goals. I encourage all our staff to take the opportunity to talk with patients about the role of the foundation,” Deb said.

Patient Penny Clarke also addressed the official launch, sharing her recent experience at RNSH. Penny suffered a stroke after an international flight where she slept in an uncomfortable position and dissected an artery. “I’m tremendously grateful for the specialised care I received and the quality of life I now have after the stroke,” Penny said. “I have fully recovered and I’m able to enjoy so many things. I would urge everyone to support the foundation and help boost the health services within the district.”


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