The Grand Master’s Gold & Black Charity Ball

Date(s) - 10 Nov 2018
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Melrose Receptions


Join us at the Melrose Receptions Ballroom for the 2018 Grandmaster’s Gold and Black Charity Ball as we raise funds for the Paediatric High Dependency Unit at Northern Health and for children who are deaf or hard of hearing through Taralye.

The Appeal

Paediatric High Dependency Unit at the Northern Hospital, Epping

At Northern Health we have, and continue to build specialised paediatric medical and nursing capacity to meet the health care needs of our youngest patients.

Northern Health operates the busiest Emergency Department in the state, experiencing over 95,000 presentations annually, with one in five patients a child. With our local catchment expected to grow by 58 per cent by 2031, and a number of young families moving into our community, the need for a more child friendly environment which caters for high acuity patients is essential at Northern Health.

In 2018, Northern Health is set to build a new Paediatric High Dependency Unit and with this the need for new equipment is a priority.

The new Paediatric HDU will provide comprehensive care to our most critical young patients and will remove the need for ambulance transfers to alternative health services. Meaning children in Melbourne’s north will receive care locally and in a timely manner.

Early Intervention – speech, language and literacy therapy for the children in the care of Taralye

Taralye – An RIDBC Service is a Victoria-based oral-language centre for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We support the children and their families by providing life-enhancing opportunities through evidence-based programs, research, and advocacy.

Our vision is that children who are deaf will listen, learn, and speak to their full potential. We do this through audiology services, early-intervention services, and early-childhood programs (including kindergarten and school transition).

Our community service centres are located in Blackburn (east of Melbourne) and Moonee Ponds (north-west of Melbourne). Our early intervention team also delivers services to families living in rural and remote regions of Victoria through home-based intervention and telepractice.

Our various programs support more than 6,500 children and their families across Victoria each year.