NSLHD News August 1 2022

The Haematology Department at RNSH

round two of the North foundation grants program Round two of the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation Grants Program is now open, exclusively for NSLHD staff. This grants program is designed to support innovative projects which provide tangible benefits for staff, patients, and the broader community. Last year, the Haematology Department at Royal North Shore received a grant to support them in undergoing FACT accreditation – an international certification which will facilitate access to international cancer clinical trials using novel cell therapies.

Ian also feels that the program is well- designed to support the specific needs of time poor NSLHD staff and is a relatively easy process. “The team at the NORTH Foundation is helpful, and the application process is straightforward,” he said. “We are all looking for new avenues of funding and working with the NORTH Foundation across their many fundraising programs can definitely prove fruitful - I highly recommend the grants program to my colleagues across the district.” The application process for the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation Grants program is quick and easy. All applicants submit an expression of interest using an online form before a select number of applicants will be invited to submit a formal application. These formal applications will then be reviewed by the NORTH Foundation and the funding advisory committee, with grants awarded to the strongest submissions. Expressions of interest close on Friday 12 August at 11.59 pm. To apply, visit the NORTH Foundation Grants Page at bit.ly/NORTHroundtwo.

Dr Ian Kerridge, a haematologist and bone marrow transplant physician at Royal North Shore Hospital says that the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation Grants Program really helped to kickstart the process. “At first, we weren’t aware of the multiple funding avenues available through the NORTH Foundation,” Ian said. “In addition to the funding we received through the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation grants program, we have also been able to work with the NORTH Foundation team to secure additional funding through community fundraising initiatives and working with major donors. This has had a transformative impact on the work we are doing to secure FACT accreditation.”


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