Your donation to The Greatest Need will support the most vulnerable patients in our community in one of two ways:

1. By providing basic necessities such as transportation, shelter and other resources patients need to regain their health and independence. These are one-time gifts to patients in need to help them leave hospital and move forward with their lives.

2. By supporting research through the Western Health Chronic Disease Alliance. Our aim is to break the cycle to poor health by tackling chronic illnesses such as diabetes, kidney and heart disease, that impact the health and wellbeing of thousands of our patients.

 

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Patients in Greatest Need

Your donation will provide practical support for our most vulnerable patients. Here are a few examples of how your donation can support patients in need.

$55 can provide a taxi fare for an elderly patient attending an outpatient appointment, or provide a homeless patient with a pre-paid mobile phone so they can be contacted by support services after they leave hospital.

$150 can provide for grocery vouchers or help cover the cost of a utility bill, so that a patient on low income or casual employment can recover comfortably and stress free at home.

$450 can cover the cost of a carer to check in on a patient at home, when they have no family or support networks, or provide temporary hotel accommodation for a woman escaping domestic violence until crisis accommodation can be secured.

$1000 can provide for specialised equipment such as a palliative care bed for a terminally ill patient so they can spend quality time at home with their family

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$95000 Goal

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Research

Our researchers are tackling some of the biggest health issues in our community, working at the front-line with local GPs to better identify patients in the early stages of their diagnosis, and empower them to self-manage their healthcare at home.

Funding for our research programs is vital if we are to continue to address the epidemic of chronic disease in our community and improve health outcomes for our patients.

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$40000 Goal

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Research – Chronic Disease Alliance

Our researchers are tackling some of the biggest health issues in our community, working at the front-line with local GPs to better identify patients in the early stages of their diagnosis, and empower them to self-manage their healthcare at home.

Funding for our research programs is vital if we are to continue to address the epidemic of chronic disease in our community and improve health outcomes for our patients.

The Western Health Chronic Disease Alliance is working on a wide range of innovative research to assist patients in our communities.

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4% Funded

$2781 Donated

$65000 Goal

27 Donors

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