A WAY TO SAY THANKS
The MQ Health Grateful Patient Program recognises the variety of ways in which patients and their families might want to say ‘thank-you’.
MQ Health has launched its Grateful Patient Program – a personal and flexible initiative that provides an easy way for patients, families or friends of those in care to say thank-you to the staff, doctors or nurses for the care and support they have received.
Patients can make a small cash contribution or a more formal charitable arrangement – such as endowment funds, one-off or pledged gifts or bequests and can designate their gift for an area of their choice. This could include scholarships, research, facilities or a specific clinical area.
Patients can also acknowledge a particular caregiver at MQ Health – whether it’s a doctor, nurse, therapist or anyone else who made a real impression on them. In this case, the contribution would go to the area in which the caregiver works.
“As a comprehensive academic health precinct, MQ Health recognise that patients will have had diverse experiences with a range of staff and specialist areas,” explained Hedda Paisley, Director Campaign and Principal Gifts with the Advancement Office at Macquarie University, the area managing the Grateful Patient Program.
“This program allows for patients to acknowledge any of these touchpoints with a gift of any size. From a simple cash donation to a more ‘transformational’ gift, patients can opt for what best expresses their gratitude and personal wishes. They can also know that this generous and thoughtful support, no matter how small, will have a direct and significant impact.”
MQ Health’s Grateful Patient Program is one of several engagement experiences that the community can have with the Hospital, Clinic and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Last year, the Hospital set up its Volunteer Program to establish a range of dynamic volunteer roles that support MQ Health’s mission and values and its core mandate to ‘heal, learn and discover’.
To make or discuss a gift:
cALL (02) 9850 4038