How your fundraising helps
The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation supports the community by helping to improve local health facilities and services at the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital, Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home and across the 22 hospitals in the Darling Downs Health region.
Delivering health care and related services can be expensive and there will always be a gap between the need for investment and the resources governments can make available.
The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation assists in ensuring that every patient who visits our hospital's receives the best possible care, and that our health professionals have access to scholarships, research and staff development opportunities.
With the support of the community, the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation continues to play a vital role in assisting to fund the needs of our hospital's to deliver the greatest impact.
100% of all donations and funds raised are used to support our patients and our staff - NONE ARE USED FOR ADMINISTRATION.
The Toowoomba Hospital Children’s Appeal was first conducted in 1999 and raised $16,000 for the purchase of medical equipment for the children’s ward at the Toowoomba Hospital. Since then, over $1.5 million has been raised through the appeal in support of children’s health.
Each year, the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation join forces with our mates at Triple M for the Give Me 5 For Kids (GM5FK) Appeal, raising funds for the Toowoomba Hospital’s paediatric ward. In the last 5 years, the appeal has raised over $422,000.
The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation’s largest ever donation was made in 2015, with the Foundation contributing $1 million to the Toowoomba Hospital Endoscopy Unit expansion.
The Foundation’s first donation to the Toowoomba Hospital was a $400 breast pump in 1994.
Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has provided more than $9 million of funding to the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital and Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home and other related health services.
A $118,000 donation from the Foundation funded the Toowoomba Hospital’s very first clinical cancer trials unit and clinical trials nurse in 2016.