Entries by Margaret Rivette

The Great Gatsby Party raises $70,000 for the Women’s and Children’s Department at Northern Hospital Epping

The Great Gatsby Party was hosted by Northern Health Foundation on Saturday, November 25, where they transported attendees back to the opulent world of the 1920s. The venue was alive with the clinking of glasses, laughter, and the rustle of flapper dresses and tailored suits as Northern Health staff members, sponsors, and guests gathered in […]

Kilmore District Hospital Staff Open Day

Today we celebrated Better Connected Care with our Kilmore District Hospital colleagues at the Kilmore District Hospital Staff Open Day. The event welcomed staff from across the service to enjoy a morning of festivities in the rose garden, including speeches, a visit from therapy dogs and a lively performance from the Northern Health Community Choir. […]

Donation that warms both milk and hearts

Thanks to the generous fundraising efforts of UBC – Uncle Bobs Club, a local north-west Melbourne branch of the Victorian charity, Northern Hospital Epping has been fortunate to receive four Medela Milk Warmers, valued at just over $5,600. These warmers have proven to be a valuable addition for nursing staff and new parents, providing them […]

Meet the team!

Northern Health Foundation, or ‘The Foundation’ as it’s typically referred to, is the fundraising arm of Northern Health. Their aim is to raise funds to support staff and patients across Northern Health. The Foundation team is led by Pina Di Donato, Executive Director, Public Affairs and Foundation, and Melissa Grenville who recently joined as Director, […]

National Volunteers Week: Volunteer Services team

The Volunteers Services team at Northern Health is responsible for coordinating volunteer support across Northern Hospital Epping, Bundoora Centre, Broadmeadows Hospital and Craigieburn Centre. There are three staff members working across Northern Health; Henni Wade, Manager Volunteer Services, based at the Northern Hospital Epping, Kim Berger, Volunteer Coordinator at Broadmeadows Hospital and Craigeburn Centre and […]

Northern Health Foundation raises over $74,000 for research

On Saturday, 6 May, Northern Health Foundation hosted its first major fundraising event since the beginning of the pandemic – The Northern Health Foundation Fundraising Gala, in the stunning Plaza Ballroom on Collins Street, Melbourne. The event showcased the incredible work being undertaken at Northern Health and highlighted the brilliance and innovation that stems from […]

Northern Health Foundation marks International Women’s Day 2023

On Wednesday, 8 March, 145 Northern Health staff, Board members and guests gathered at Mantra Epping to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023. Attendees were welcomed by Northern Health Executive Director, Pina Di Donato, who highlighted the importance of the event as an opportunity to discuss equal access to healthcare for our local community. “Northern Health […]

Making a difference to the health outcomes of our smallest patients

For over 30 years, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has been providing essential, and often life-saving, medical equipment for sick and injured children in hospitals across Australia. The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is the largest charitable supplier of children’s medical equipment behind state and territory governments across Australia, and is working hard with health officials and communities […]

Driving Fundraising with a Purpose

After several successful Play for Purpose raffles in 2022, Northern Health Foundation is once again taking part in this fundraising initiative. Play for Purpose is an online charitable raffle helping Australian charities fundraise. By purchasing a ticket, you will be supporting Northern Health Foundation in its vision of building a healthier community for our staff […]

Thank You for Playing with Purpose

Last year, Northern Health Foundation partnered with Play for Purpose; a not-for-profit online charitable lottery. The first raffle began in January 2022, with its attractive prizes gaining popularity among our staff and northern community, selling over 2,800 tickets in less than three months. The benefit of this partnership allows charities across Australia to continue raising […]