Burnside Hospital Foundation Inc

Past highlights

With the help of many generous and caring local people and businesses, The Burnside Hospital Foundation has provided significant support for the hospital since it began fundraising more than 16 years ago.

 

Our major success have included

2015 – our Lights, Cameras, Action Campaign aimed to help the hospital by donating funds towards the costs of a new integrated camera system for the operating theatres. A donation of $35,000 was given to the hospital for this purpose in February 2016.

2014 – our Shine A Light Campaign raised $50,000 to help the hospital fund new brilliant, high-efficiency LED theatre lights for its five operating theatres. The new lights, now installed in all theatres, provide improved clarity and definition so that surgeons have the best possible view of the surgical site. They’re also around 85% less expensive to run, so the hospital has been able to save on its energy bills.

2013 – raising $75,000 for a new high capacity multi function operating theatre table for the hospital. Events held to support our Operation: Table campaign included movie screenings of “The Great Gatsby” in June, and “Diana” in October; and a Business Leaders’ Lunch at Chloe’s Restaurant in November 2013. Our Foundation donated $75,000 to the hospital in March 2014 for the new table; now in regular use, it is particularly valued by orthopaedic surgeons for its flexibility.

2012 – raising $50,000 for a new Image Intensifier for the hospital’s operating theatres. This specialised type of X-Ray uses low doses of radiation to provide very accurate images, and is used by surgeons during procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. The Foundation donated $50,000 towards the new Image Intensifier in February 2013; it is now in use in the operating theatres.

July 2010 to December 2011 - Raising more than $150,000 in 18 months in a special appeal that funded three high priority items of medical equipment for our hospital, including a new table for the operating theatres worth $54,000; a Perinatal Information System for the Maternity Unit, which allows obstetricians to check on the progress of babies and mothers in labour, in real time, using a secure electronic system worth $72,000; and a new Isolette Cot for Maternity to provide a controlled environment for at-risk newborn babies receiving special care in the Maternity Unit nursery worth $28,000. A number of successful fundraising events supported this appeal, including a Movie Night, a Christmas Garden Party held in the beautiful Attunga Gardens at the hospital, and a Business Leaders’ Lunch at Chloe’s Restaurant. 

In 2009-10, funding an Isolette Cot worth $28,000 for the hospital’s maternity unit. The Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Luncheon, at the Robin Hood Hotel at Norwood on Sunday June 21st 2009 supported this project, with more than 100 guests enjoying a long lunch on the shortest day of the year.A highlight of the day was the presentation of our first Life Memberships, awarded to our inaugural Chairman the late Thomas Peter (Peter) Fowler, and to long-serving Deputy Chairman William Thomas (Bill) Cooper OAM. Both retired from the Foundation’s board in 2007 after providing almost 10 years of leadership to our organisation.

In 2008, funding a new transport ventilator for the hospital worth almost $20,000, to provide vital breathing support for seriously ill and post-operative patients during movement at the hospital - and if required, during transport to other medical facilities.

In June 2007, a Gala Luncheon raised more than $80,000 in one day to provide Burnside’s busy Maternity Unit with four new monitors, including two special monitors used in assessing the wellbeing of the unborn baby during the later stages of pregnancy and labour, and two infant cardiac monitors for babies in need of specialised care in the nursery.

In June 2004, The Five Star Lunch raised more than $100,000 in one day, to fund the creation of Burnside’s first-ever purpose-designed chemotherapy and oncology treatment area.  Held at the Hilton Adelaide, the Five Star Lunch honoured the late Mr Brian A Fricker OAM, a founding member of the Burnside Hospital Foundation.  The Brian Fricker Oncology Centre at Burnside Hospital now offers improved comfort and privacy for cancer patients, and their families and friends.

The Burnside Hospital Development Appeal in 2000-2002 raised $1.5 million to help the hospital fund a major redevelopment that now enables it to meet the challenges of providing excellent health care for the community in the 21st century.

The continuing success of the Burnside Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in the continuing success of the Burnside War Memorial Hospital. Many people in the community share its vision, and support it in a very practical way by donating to the Foundation – you can make a gift online, here, on the secure donations site GiveNow.com.au – or by attending special events, or purchasing fundraising merchandise.  

Bequests to the Burnside Hospital Foundation can also provide a significant form of support.


Burnside Hospital Foundation Bequest Guide

25 February 2016 / 97 KB / pdf

Click here to download information on how bequests help our hospital.

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