Get involved

​We are fortunate to have a strong sense of community on the Central Coast with many willing to help us provide the best care to patients and their families. There are a number of ways that you can get involved and make a difference.

 

Fundraising and donations

Community support helps us to enhance medical and therapeutic equipment for patients in addition to items that improve patient comfort.  

If you would like to organise a fundraiser or have a query about making a donation contact our Fundraising and Donations Manager on 4320 3659 or jan.richens@health.nsw.gov.au

Donations

There are a number of ways that you can make a donation to help sick and injured people in our community.

In person

The cashiers at either Gosford or Wyong Hospitals can accept cash/cheque/money order or credit card donations during business hours Monday to Friday and are located adjacent to the main reception.

By post

Send your donation to

Fundraising and Donations Manager
Central Coast Local Health District
PO Box 361
Gosford NSW 2250

Ensure you include a note to indicate where you would like your donation to be used along with your contact details. All donations over $2 are acknowledged in writing and a tax receipt is provided.

Cheques should be made payable to 'Central Coast Local Health District'

By phone

To make a credit card donation contact our cashiers on 4320 3246 during business hours Monday to Friday.

A gift in your Will

We understand that family comes first when planning for the future which is why we truly appreciate gifts left to our hospitals and services.

Every gift makes a difference and will help us to deliver the best in healthcare to future generations.

We recommend that you consult a solicitor or the NSW Trustee and Guardian to draft a Will or have it updated. If you have a Will already you can ask your solicitor to make an amendment using a codicil.

You might decide to gift

  • the residue of your estate or a percentage of the residue of your estate
  • the whole of your estate or a percentage of your estate
  • a specific amount.

You can also specify in your Will which area within the Local Health District you wish your legacy to benefit for example, children's services provided by Central Coast Local Health District, renal, cancer services, mental health etc.

Suggested wording

"I bequeath to Central Coast Local Health District (specific gift / specified sum / percentage of estate / residue of estate) to (Specific Hospital/Specific Ward / Department / Community Service) of Central Coast Local Health District to be used (for purposes of medical equipment / research / education or at the discretion of the Hospital Executive) and I declare that a receipt by the Chief Executive or other delegated authority shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors."

If you have already included a gift in your Will or plan to do so and would like to let us know it would be greatly appreciated and will allow us to acknowledge your generosity in your lifetime.  Your privacy is a priority and any information will be treated with strictest confidence.

A gift in memory

Honour the memory of a loved one with a donation or collection at the funeral. If you would like to arrange a collection at the funeral ask the funeral director to contact us and we will arrange in memoriam envelopes to be provided.

Alternatively you can contact us on 4320 3659 and we will arrange for in memoriam envelopes to be delivered to you.

In memoriam envelopes enable family and friends to make a donation at the funeral service. If they choose to include their details on the envelope, where marked, we can provide an individual tax receipt and letter of thanks.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one you can use any of the donation options. If you provide the contact details of the family of your loved one we will let them know about your donation.

If you have any questions about an in memoriam donation contact our Fundraising and Donations Manager on 4320 3659.

Contact us

For any questions about donations or fundraising contact our Fundraising and Donations Manager on 4320 3659 or jan.richens@health.nsw.gov.au

Hospital auxiliaries

We have several hospital auxiliaries who raise funds through a range of activities such as hospital stalls, raffles and sightseeing tours. If you would like to join them or perhaps you would like to contribute your sewing, knitting or jam making skills give the president of the auxiliary you are interested in a call. They would love you to get involved.

Gosford Hospital Auxiliary 4341 6844

Wyong Hospital Auxiliary 4393 0871

Woy Woy Hospital Auxiliary 4341 2264

Long Jetty Hospital Auxiliary 4388 5661

Ourimbah Hospital Auxiliary 4362 1421

Volunteers

Time - give as little or as much as you like. Perhaps you have a few hours once a week. Whatever you are able to give will help make a difference to patients, their families and staff.

There are lots of way volunteers help every day including behind the scenes work collating service information packs to patient based activities including our successful patient feeding and companion observer volunteer program.

There are a few things you will need to be one of our volunteers:

  • Be physically and mentally capable of carrying out the duties of a volunteer
  • Be able to work effectively, appropriately and safely without supervision
  • Be able to read and write to a level required within the hospital environment
  • Be willing to undertake a National Criminal Record check, and if working with children - a Working With Children Check.
  • Be willing to attend for the designated hours, unless on recreational, sick or family leave.

For more information contact our Hospital Volunteer Service Manager on 4320 3450.

Consumer and community engagement committee

The Consumer, Community and Engagement Committee (CCEC) helps to facilitate and oversee the involvement of consumers and members of the local community in the development of the Local Health District's policies, plans, care design and initiatives for the provision of health services.

The role of the committee is to provide advice to the Chief Executive and Board in order to improve the health of our local community.

If you are a health consumer and would like to participate in relevant committees or groups or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Consumer, Community and Engagement Committee contact CCLHD-Feedback@health.nsw.gov.au with your details.