Who we are
The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is a Gold Coast based not-for-profit charity that exists to support sick and injured child and adult patients suffering distress and hardship in Gold Coast local public hospitals and across community health centres, as well as advancing treatment to improve patient outcomes for all.
As the official charity for the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, the Foundation supports more than 40 health facilities, including Robina Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital, and community based health facilities such as those delivering oral health, mental health, post-operative and indigenous health care services.
With community support, the Foundation’s impact now reaches more than 180,000 people in the Gold Coast region each year.
What we do
To support patients and families suffering distress and financial hardship, the Foundation provides two important support services:
- Cancer Patient Transport Service
The Foundation funds and manages this vital service which helps patients too ill to drive or unable to afford transport get to their treatment. Over 360 patients are supported annually, with more than 7000 journeys to and from treatment made.
- Trauma Support Program
Many patients arrive at hospital from far away and their families cannot afford to stay near the hospital, often resorting to sleeping in their cars for days or weeks to be close to their loved one. The Trauma Support Program offers near hospital accommodation to families of patients in medical crisis, as well as transport assistance, which allows enables them to be with their loved one when they need them the most.
For Gold Coast Health hospitals and health services, the Foundation provides specialised medical equipment for in-hospital use, as well as for loan to patients enabling them to go home sooner.
The Foundation also contributes to better patient outcomes by funding health staff specialist training through education workshops; nursing and midwifery scholarships; community health programs; and improvement of facilities.
The Foundation is reliant on community generosity – our donors, supporters and corporate partners, to raise funds to do our very important work. Our patient services, clinical training; important equipment and community health programs would otherwise be unavailable in the Gold Coast region.
Support the Foundation and help your community today
You can provide support by:
- Making a donation
- Becoming a regular monthly giver
- Leaving a gift in your will
- Arranging a salary sacrifice
- Attending one of our fundraising events.