IN OUR COMMUNITY
At Macquarie University Hospital we are in the business of good health. We believe it is important to make a long-term positive difference in the lives of our staff, doctors, patients and broader community in which we exist. That is why we are committed to being actively and meaningfully involved in the causes that affect our hospital community and the communities in which we operate.
Heart Week: Walk with the Doc – Friday 4 May
Heart Disease is the single biggest killer of Australians. Knowing your risks is the first step towards preventing a heart attack or stroke. The best way to look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle. At Macquarie University Hospital we are committed to providing exceptional care for patients with heart conditions. Providing exceptional care starts by educating our patients, their families and the community about preventative health measures. Diet, along with regular physical activity like walking is essential in maintaining a healthy heart. Please come and join our walk at 11.30am on Friday 4 May with cardiologist Dr Jason Kaplan and learn about simple lifestyle modifications that could make a significant difference to your heart health. The meeting place for the walk is the Conference Room, Ground Floor at the Hospital. The walk and talk will be followed by a healthy fundraising BBQ at the Hospital. $5 Donation. To express your interest for this event please email Punya Paturi
MUH Supports The Heart Foundation Making the Invisible Visible Campaign
Macquarie University Hospital is proudly supporting the Heart Foundations’, Making the Invisible Visible Campaign. As well as inviting our health professionals to support the initiative, we hosted a BBQ to raise funds on Friday 16 June. The campaign runs from 1-30 June, shining a spotlight on heart diseases in women. Heart disease, particularly in women is often a seemingly invisible condition. The impact however can be significant and devastating. We would like to empower women with information to raise awareness. Smoking, high cholesterol, family history and obesity are the contributors for Heart disease. Heart attacks are not always what you think. Many women will not experience chest pain. Symptoms can be vague and include pain in the jaw, arm or back or just nausea and fatigue. Know the warning signs. Heart disease does not discriminate, it affects women of all ages, including younger women. Macquarie University Hospital is a leader in research into the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease and related disorders. We believe evidence-based prevention and treatment is the most effective way to help all Australians have better heart health, and we play an important role in generating and translating that research evidence. To see that innovation happens we need to invest in research.This month our community raised over $1100 for the Heart Foundations’, Making the Invisible Visible Campaign.
DONATE: If you would like to make any donations you can do so online to the following bank account: Macquarie University Hospital MUH OPERATIONS BSB : 082-057 ACC : 77-230-1567 Please reference womenshearts while you are doing the transaction.
Movember at MUH
A team of amazing mo-bros from MUH raised more than $4370 for the Movember Foundation. These mighty fine moustaches were shorn off at the Movember Barber Shop BBQ on Friday 28 November, where an additional $1300 was raised. Special thanks should be extended to Ken Gomez, Ravi Sharma, Sergio Duque, Joe Grech, Stephen Grover and Brad Gannon for getting behind this initiative and helping MUH and its partner organisations raised over $5670.
MUH hosted its inaugural Market Day on Saturday September 13, 2014. There was a fantastic ambience with stall holders selling a myriad of goods including fresh flowers, cakes, fruit and vegetables, preloved clothing, books, arts and crafts and bric-a-brac. Children were entertained by our balloon twister and face painters while shoppers enjoyed a delicious BBQ and gelato. Proceeds went to Macquarie University MND Research.
Giving the Community a Little Imagination!
On Wednesday 13 August 2014, MUH was delighted to be part of a wonderful community initiative to promote literacy in under 5 year olds. United Way Australia supports Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which encourages parents to read to their pre-school children. Children are registered at local events and are mailed a new book every month until they reach the age of 5. MUH staff volunteered to help at a recent event at West Ryde. For more information visit click here
Motor Neurone Disease Fundraiser
On Friday 20 June over 500 guests attended a spectacular fundraiser at the Ivy Ballroom, in support of the MND Service at Macquarie University. Over $365000 was raised for MND research and clinical care. Professor Dominic Rowe AM, Chairman of the MND Research Institute of Australia was delighted with the generosity of attendees. “It was a fantastic evening to raise much needed funds for clinical care and vital research to stop this disease,” he explained.
Bridge to Employment
Macquarie University, MGSM and other industry groups are involved in a project with Johnson & Johnson called Bridge to Employment. BTE helps young people build solid futures and aims to increase the number of students who enrol in higher education. On May 14, 2014, 48 students from Marsden High visited MUH and toured various departments to see what we do here. For more information click here
Breakfast on the Terrace 2013
On Wednesday 30 October 2013, Macquarie University Cancer Institute hosted its second Breakfast on the Terrace. The breakfast was attended by the Executive, specialists, patients, representatives from the University and the local community. We were delighted to have Ms Amanda Maltabarow, OAM as our guest speaker. This annual event is held as a Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser. It was a fabulous day with just over $2500 raised.
Breakfast on the Terrace 2012
On Wednesday 31 October, 2012, we held a wonderful Breakfast on the Terrace fundraiser with guest speakers Prof John Boyages and Ms Sally Crossing AM, Cancer Voices NSW. We were delighted to see over one hundred guests attending from the Hospital, University and local community. Proceeds raised were donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.