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This Christmas, you can make wishes come true for healthcare and research staff across the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

The NSLHD is fortunate to have caring staff who strive to improve healthcare and medical outcomes for all.
This year, we spoke to employees around the district who are newer to their field, and asked how they thought you could help them this Christmas. While receiving chocolates and flowers is always nice, they would prefer you to donate to the NORTH Foundation’s Christmas appeal to help make their wishes for our community come true.

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Name: Matt 
Role: Clinical Psychologist 
Facility: Brolga Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital 


Matt’s fascination with the human mind and love of working with people led him to become a clinical psychologist. Getting to help children and families is a rewarding role, and he hopes that he can help many more families over his career.

All I want for Christmas

…is for you to give what you can to the NORTH Foundation to ensure more young people struggling with their mental health have access to the help they need. 

Name: Dr Brendan Neuen 
Role: Nephrologist
Facility: Kolling Institute  

Brendan saw first-hand the challenges that patients with kidney failure face. He wanted patients to get the very best treatment options available to make their lives that little bit easier wherever possible.

All I want for Christmas

…is for you to support research and help me improve the lives of people with kidney disease by donating to the NORTH Foundation.

Name: Aarthi
Role: Clinical Psychologist
Facility: Coral Tree Family Services 

Aarthi is passionate about ensuring that kids who may struggle in a standard classroom setting, can still learn and grow. Working with families and their kids with behavioural challenges long term sets children up for success. Aarthi hopes that more families have access to the tools that are available from Coral Tree Family Services soon.

All I want for Christmas

…is for more families to receive the help they need, so please give to the NORTH Foundation this Christmas. 

Name: Sophia
Role: Occupational Therapist
Facility: Graythwaite Centre, Ryde Hospital 

Sophia watched caring healthcare staff look after her Nan when she lost her sight and took a strong interest in helping where she could. Sophia became an Occupational Therapist to help people like her Nan, who need that extra support to be able to live a more fulfilling life.

All I want for Christmas

…is for you to donate to the NORTH Foundation, so that I can ensure all of our patients have access to the equipment they need to be as independent as possible, just like my Nan.

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