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The Northern Sydney Local Health District

The Northern Sydney Local Health District is one of eight metropolitan health districts of Sydney. The vision for the Northern Sydney Local Health District is to be 'leaders in healthcare, partners in wellbeing'

By 2022 the population of the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) is expected to reach almost one million people. NORTH Foundation partners with several hospitals and research facilities within the NSLHD including Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, and the Kolling Institute to raise much needed funds. Fundraising is vital to ensure the NSLHD can meet any challenges ahead by embracing discovery and learning, building partnerships and engaging the community, to deliver excellent health and wellbeing.

Donations to all hospitals and research facilities will have a direct impact on the patients we help. The gifts we receive enable life-saving equipment to be purchased, the provision of the best in patient care and funding of 'bench to bedside' research.

When choosing to support one of the hospitals or research sites you can select the area your donation will support. This may be the area of most need or one that holds special significance to you or a loved one.

Royal North Shore Hospital

Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), located in St Leonards, is a principal tertiary referral hospital for the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Established in 1885, RNSH and their outpatient services look after the health needs of four local government areas – Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove and North Sydney.

The hospital cares for over 129,056 patients every year.

RNSH is a principal tertiary referral centre as well as a NSW Trauma Centre. The state-wide services provided by RNSH are severe burns injury, spinal cord injury, neonatal intensive care and interventional neuroradiology.

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Ryde Hospital

Ryde Hospital is a general hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and community services for the local community. Established in 1934, patients can access emergency care, intensive care, speciality rehabilitation services and a variety of outpatient services. The suburbs within this local government area include Denistone, Macquarie Park and Ryde.

The hospital cares for over 24,593 patients every year.

Other services provided at Ryde Hospital include general medical, elective surgery, midwifery care, orthopaedics, aged care and rehabilitation, and community health services include child and family, drug and alcohol and mental health.

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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service (HKHS), incorporating Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and six community health centres, has been providing quality health care since 1933, to a community stretching from the Hawkesbury River to Lindfield, east to St Ives and west to Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook and Epping.

As a major metropolitan teaching hospital, the hospital cares for 41,452 patients every year.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service is working to deliver the second stage of a $321 million redevelopment. This work will deliver a state-of-the-art hospital designed to provide the best possible health care to the local community.

This redevelopment is about providing a better experience for patients, carers, staff and visitors to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in a purpose-built facility that meets the needs of the community well into the future.

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Kolling Institute

The Kolling Institute is the longest-running medical research institute in NSW, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020.

The common goal of all our researchers is to bridge medical research and health – achieved by helping diagnose, prevent and treat diseases to improve the care of patients and the wider community.

The three research priority areas that the Institute is focusing on are Musculoskeletal, Neuroscience and Pain, and Cardiovascular and Renal research.

The Kolling Institute is located on the grounds of Royal North Shore Hospital, giving our researchers the opportunity and accessibility to incorporate medical breakthroughs into clinical practice.

The NORTH Foundation are committed to supporting our medical research teams by raising funds to translate their research into tangible outcomes for our patients and community.

By donating you will be directly supporting our researchers at the Kolling Institute and improving health outcomes for our community, locally, nationally and globally.

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Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice at Manly

The Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice (AYAH), the first and only facility of its kind for young adults in Australia, has opened its doors and welcomed its first patient in February 2023.

The purpose-built facility provides age-appropriate care, specific to the needs of adolescents and young adults with life-limiting conditions requiring short-term supportive care, symptom management, or end-of-life care.

The facility has a home-like feel, accessible to teens and young adults and their families and support networks.

Services are available to all NSW residents.