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DONATIONS & BEQUESTS

Leaving a Bequest in my Will

Throughout your own life you volunteer, donate and support a range of organisations in your own community. By leaving a Gift in Your Will to Heathcote Health your bequest can provide funding for the future towards new medical equipment, health services or projects that help patients in your local hospital.

How can leaving a gift help?

Through generous donations and bequests Heathcote Health is able to fund medical equipment that would otherwise not be funded, specialist nursing training and funding towards health projects that make a substantial difference to the lives of many patients. Many new projects are in planning and have the potential to make a real difference. Your bequest can help make future projects a reality and by leaving a legacy give meaning to your life’s work.

Preparing your will

It is essential that you seek legal advice when making your will. Should you wish to support Heathcote Health with a Gift in Your Will, the appropriate wording is as follows:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Heathcote Health for the use and benefit of the Heathcote Hospital at Heathcote Victoria. I declare that the receipt of the chief executive officer or other authorised officer for the time being of the said Heathcote Health shall be full and sufficient discharge to my executor for administration of this bequest”

How to organise donations in memory of your loved one

The funeral director can organise this for you. They will contact us for a supply of special donation envelopes that will be available at the funeral. Alternatively, we can send these directly to a family member. We will send a letter and receipt to every person who makes an In Memoriam donation. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the family, detailing how much money was donated and what the health service will do with the donations.

If you wish to receive In Memoriam donations when you pass away, it may be helpful to inform your friends and family, executor or include instructions in your Will.

How can I make a donation?

Donations in the form of cash, cheque, postal notes or direct credit into the Heathcote Health bank account are all acceptable ways of making a donation.

In-kind donations or donations of goods and services should be discussed with a senior manager at Heathcote Health.

Cash can be donated at Heathcote Health reception during working hours.

Cheques should be made out to Heathcote Health.

Direct Credits to bank account:

What will happen to my donation?

If you stipulate that you want your donation to be used to purchase a particular piece of medical equipment or in a certain area of the hospital, your request will be fulfilled.

If you don’t mind where your donation is used your donation will be used to fund either medical equipment or a health program that is currently needed.

If Heathcote Health has a current fundraising project underway and you want it to go to that project then just explain that when you make your donation.