What we need to help our respiratory patients at Northern Hospital Epping

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During 2020 the focus for Northern Health Foundation is to seek funding support to elevate the level of care at Northern Hospital Epping for patients with lung cancer, asthma, pleural disease and pneumonia.

The introduction of an Endobronchial Ultrasound Service or EBUS would enable us to diagnose patients, particularly those with suspected lung cancer, from the point of referral and initiate an optimal care plan immediately. A Northern Health EBUS service would alleviate the need for patients in the northern community and some regional areas of Victoria from being referred to alternate health services for diagnosis.

Northern Health Respiratory Department was established three years ago and during this time, Respiratory Services have quickly become the second largest specialty at Northern Hospital Epping. The demand for respiratory services is growing year on year.

“My team and I work tirelessly to provide the highest quality and most timely care possible for the northern community. It’s frustrating that our patients don’t have the same access to diagnostic tests that are standard care at other health services, said Dr Katharine See, Director Respiratory Medicine at Northern Hospital Epping.”

Northern Health Foundation needs to raise $485,454 to purchase an Endobronchial Ultrasound Unit for our Respiratory Services.

Together with your support, Northern Hospital has the opportunity to strengthen and create better outcomes for patients with serious respiratory disease who live in our local and outlying communities.

To learn more about how you can support the funding of Endobronchial Ultrasound Unit or EBUS at Northern Hospital Epping please contact:

Yvonne Amos
Foundation Director
Northern Health Foundation

P:  8405 2313
M:  0419 613 770
E:  Yvonne.Amos@nh.org.au.

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