NSLHD News June 4

NORTH Foundation launches Tax Appeal NORTH Foundation has launched its Tax Appeal with a focus on ‘grateful patient giving’.

North Foundation has seen an outpouring of support from the community over the last few months with people wanting to show their gratitude to hospitals and staff for the care they received. “It’s been a difficult time the past couple of months in all aspects of our lives. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has really shone a light on our healthcare system and workers. We wanted to give our community a chance to say thanks,” Mr Lorquet said. Members of the community will be able to include a thank you note to the hospital or service they are donating to with their donation or on its own. To send a note, visit: https://bit.ly/36XcJMc To make a donation, visit: www.northdoundation. org.au/tax2020

Members of the community are being encouraged to donate and/or show their gratitude to hospital services they or someone they love has had an experience with. NORTH Foundation CEO Gilbert Lorquet said the current health crisis has highlighted the incredible work that our healthcare workers do daily both within the district and across the country. “In addition to preparing for a potential increase in patient numbers during the pandemic, the everyday healthcare needs of our community continue – babies continue to be born, emergencies continue to need treatment, and trauma patients continue to need our care,” he said. Palliative care week 2020 Northern Sydney Local Health District’s Palliative Care Team celebrated Palliative Care Week a little differently in 2020. Physical distancing has stopped many larger events, but staff in the team were keen to mark the event with a small morning tea. National Palliative Care Week presents an opportunity to highlight the work of not only hundreds of palliative care specialists and palliative care nurses, but also the support provided by general practitioners, volunteers, allied health professionals, community workers and everyone who works within the palliative care sphere. It’s only apt this year’s theme was “Palliative care… it’s more than you think.” While Palliative Care Australia chose this year’s theme before the COVID-19 outbreak, at this time, it is more important than ever to

discuss quality palliative care and end of life preferences, given the current challenging and uncertain circumstances. As Australians face the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, the palliative care workforce continues to deliver excellent clinical care and support these people with complex problems and life limiting illnesses.



Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online