Health Fund Plus has been set up by Northland Foundation and Northland District Health Board (DHB) to provide a way for people to give back to the DHB by way of donations or endowments. These donations enable the DHB to get the “optional extras” in equipment and services that can make all the difference in providing the best quality healthcare possible. Note: It is never an alternative to Government funding.
Absolutely anyone can give. All kinds of gifts have been received through Northland Foundation over the years. Thousands of people gave to “Project Promise” to build the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre – some gifts were very large, some were very small. All were greatly appreciated. Other people have made bequests to services and departments of the DHB in recognition of their support and care. Others have given specialised equipment or “optional extras” for patient comfort.
One of the special programmes that Northland Foundation coordinates annually is the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. Last year the Appeal donated $112,000 to Northland DHB who will purchase all kinds of extra equipment specially designed for children.
Giving is easy. The first thing is to contact Northland Foundation to talk about your idea for a gift. You can phone 020 4139 8518 or 021 558 224 at any time for all the information you need. The staff will help you to decide what is the best way for you. Some people give a regular donation, some give a one-off gift, some prefer to make provisions in their Will. We can discuss all of these options with you.
For several years Northland Foundation focused on completing the huge task of working with the community to raise $3million through the ‘Project Promise’ appeal to build the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre for Northland. This goal was achieved through the wonderful support of individuals, families, service groups, businesses and organisations.
The Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre opened in November 2014. It’s not too late to give. A donation to the Cancer Treatment Centre or any other part of Northland DHB’s health service could be your way to say ‘thank you’. If you are interested in talking to us about Health Fund Plus, or about any other aspect of the work of Northland Foundation, just give us a call on 020 4139 8518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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