The NORTH Foundation has been officially launched with a bold vision to enhance healthcare services and increase investment in world-leading medical research.
Formerly the Kolling Foundation, the NORTH Foundation is the fundraising partner for the hospitals and services of the Northern Sydney Local Health District and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research.
Chief Executive Officer Gilbert Lorquet unveiled the Foundation’s new look and five-year plan to bolster healthcare services across the district.
“With the help of generous donors, corporate partners and community support, we will be well placed to enhance services, provide additional equipment and increase our investment in cutting edge research,” he said.
“We are committed to becoming a major contributor to world class medical research and strengthening a community health system where people enjoy excellent care throughout their lives.
“The Kolling Institute has a host of dedicated and talented teams pioneering new treatments, and with our help will continue to tackle some of the biggest health challenges from heart disease and cancer, to pain management and musculoskeletal disorders.
“Community support will play a crucial role in our fundraising program and I encourage the broader community to throw its support behind our valuable projects,” Mr Lorquet said.