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About the Foundation

The NORTH Foundation, (formerly the Kolling Foundation), is the official fundraising partner of the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) including Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital, Hornsby Kuring-gai Hospital and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research.

We work in partnership with our hospitals and research units to raise much needed funds so they can continue to provide the best in patient care and drive research to find solutions to real-world health problems impacting our community.

The NORTH Foundation is driven by a single vision to be widely recognised as a major contributor to world-class medical research and a community health system in which people enjoy improved health throughout their lives.

By striving to deliver our vision the NORTH Foundation will be able to improve community wellbeing by supporting innovative health research and the delivery of exceptional care for patients (and their families) in ways that are meaningful and valuable to the individual patient.

Our four pillars of purpose include:

Support Research – Funding world-class research that has a direct impact on patient’s lives.

Educate – Educate the community about how they can make an impact and support the NSLHD.

Care – Improve patient care and facilities through the provision of new health services and equipment

Nuture – Develop long-term and meaningful relationships with our community and supporters.

As a result of the generous support of the community, our partners, hospital staff, patients, their families and corporate organisations we can continue to build better hospitals, achieve superior research outcomes and make progress in the fight against chronic diseases and devastating illnesses – all the while allowing healthcare staff to treat and care for patients in a more sophisticated and tailored manner across the NSLHD. Overall, we provide the ability to improve the health of the community and deliver exceptional patient care.

Led by CEO Gilbert Lorquet, an involved and engaged Board of Directors, and dedicated teamwork, we continue to build and reinforce community and private partnerships to raise vital funds and deliver world-class medical research and a community health system.