Northern Health is one of Victoria’s busiest health services and a key provider of vital health care to residents living in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor. Demand for our health services increases every year, none more so, than for our Children and Paediatric wards with over 6,766 admissions and 3,798 babies born each year.
Our current appeal is raising funds for our Children’s Ward to improve the care experience of our youngest and most vulnerable patients and their families.
When your child falls ill and is rushed to hospital, it is often without warning and is a very stressful time for a family. It is important they have access to the best possible medical care; a comfortable and safe environment whilst receiving treatment, and more importantly that parents can stay with their child during this time.
Your support will enable us to purchase new medical equipment including oxygen monitors, tympanic thermometers, adjustable chairs that convert to beds to allow parents to stay with their children overnight. The children’s ward play area, used by patients and families also in need an upgrade including toys, books and diversionary therapy resources.
The children that need your support are from our community and could be your child, niece or nephew, neighbour or even grandchild… so please help us to achieve our fundraising target of $120,000.