Our aim is to help provide a caring, world-class health and healing service for patients, their families and carers.

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Raising funds to help people in need in our community...

The Canberra Hospital Foundation is a registered charity raising funds for specialised equipment and important research, refurbishments to help make away from bed spaces less clinical, provision of therapeutic programs, and comfort items for our patients and their loved ones.

As a healthcare charity we recognise the positive impact expressions of gratitude can have during the care experience. We are honoured to partner with donors and supporters in expressing their gratitude, whether that be through honouring a loved one or healthcare worker, sharing a story, or making a philanthropic gift.

Almost every person, at some point in the their life, needs public healthcare. Donations made to Canberra Hospital Foundation support patients at any age, for any illness or treatment.

Our small team works tirelessly to ensure donations and in kind support will positively impact patients and families in the wider Canberra region who need treatment at Canberra Health Services public hospitals, health care centres or walk in centres.

We connect our community’s generosity with our shared vision of creating exceptional health care together.

To inspire community giving that creates gratitude, connection, innovation and healing.

Our Story

Our story began in 2008 with the initial establishment of the ‘Our Wellness Foundation,’ which was later relaunched and reinvigorated in 2011 under the new name of the Canberra Hospital Foundation.

In 2016, current CEO Helen Falla guided CHF on its journey towards independence as a charity and autonomous organisation from ACT Health.

In February 2020, CHF obtained its full Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) charity status and became a separate legal entity. It was important for future growth that CHF became an independent charity with DGR status to not only enable CHF to continue to accept, receipt and facilitate donations from generous members of our community, but can now actively grow support in many other ways such as fundraising, holding events, and applying for external grants.

While CHF is a newly formed entity independent of the ACT Government, we continue to work in very close partnership with the ACT Government and ACT Health. We are committed to the vision we share with Canberra Health Services (CHS).

We connect our community’s generosity with our shared vision of creating exceptional health care together. CHF’s fundraising programs are each aimed at facilitating the promotion of health through specific initiatives, with all proceeds being applied to key areas of health that require support.

Though we’ve grown substantially since our inception over a decade ago, our aim has always remained the same – to provide support to public hospitals and health services throughout Canberra to help provide a caring, world-class health and healing service for patients, their families, and carers.

Our small team of enthusiastic professional fundraisers work hard to achieve this goal. CHF is now formally endorsed by CHS as their nominated health promotion charity, supporting patients in the ACT and surrounding region who attend any public hospital or health centre across Canberra.

This includes the Canberra Hospital, University of Canberra Hospital, Centenary Hospital for Women Youth & Children, Canberra Region Cancer Centre, health centres, walk in centres, Calvary Public Hospital, Clare Holland House and the COVID testing and vaccination centres.

Though we’ve grown substantially in the past decade, our aim has always remained the same – to provide support to public hospitals in Canberra to help provide a caring, world-class health and healing service for patients, their families and carers.

Our Vision

Creating exceptional health care together.

We share Canberra Health Services’ vision because we work tirelessly to provide them support so they can create exceptional health care every day.

Exceptional health care for us is when every person (patients, families, carers and staff) experiences the highest quality health care that is advanced by research, innovation and knowledge - delivered with comfort, hope and understanding.

Our Role

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To inspire community giving that creates gratitude, connection, innovation and healing.

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We connect our community’s generosity with our shared vision of creating exceptional health care together.

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Innovation through research and advancement of knowledge is one of the most significant ways people can contribute to patient care.
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A health service that is driven by research and best practice can enhance people's health & wellbeing through an improved environment, better equipment, and facilities, and by supporting care teams to achieve ever higher standards of care.
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The people who give do so because they have a deep gratitude for our healthcare workforce and service. It is also often a part of their healing process after the loss of a loved one or after a challenging experience with illness.
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We inspire confidence in people who give, that their gift is supporting patients to continually receive the highest quality care, the greatest comfort and relief from distress.
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We help everyone in our community see the vital role they play, whether large or small, in giving our healthcare workforce the time, knowledge and resources they need to create exceptional health care.

Our Values

Honesty

Act honestly and truthfully.

Respect

Act with respect for the dignity of our profession and our organisation, and with respect for the dignity of donors and beneficiaries.

Integrity

Act openly and with regard to our responsibility for public trust. We will disclose all actual and potential conflicts of interest and avoid any appearance of personal or professional misconduct.

Empathy

Work in a way that promotes our purpose and encourage others to use the same professional standards and engagement. We shall value individual privacy, freedom of choice and diversity in all forms.

Transparency

Provide clear reports about the work we do and the way donations are managed and disbursed, including costs and expenses. We will do this in an accurate, timely & comprehensible manner.

Ultimately, when we work together to create exceptional health care in this way, we help our community to live healthier and more productive lives.

Find out more about who we are and what we do in our Annual Reports.

CHF 2020-2021 Annual Report

CHF 2020-2021 Annual Report

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You can help us to support our community

Almost every person, at some point in their life, needs public healthcare. We all have a story or someone we know with an experience.

Help us to create exceptional health care, and for every person to experience the highest quality health care at their most vulnerable time.
 
Whatever you can give, you can be life giving. Make a difference to the health and wellbeing of your community! 

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