Round two of the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation Grants Program is now open, exclusively for NSLHD staff. This grants program is designed to support innovative projects which provide tangible benefits for staff, patients, and the broader community.
Last year, the Haematology Department at Royal North Shore received a grant to support them in undergoing FACT accreditation – an international certification which will facilitate access to international cancer clinical trials using novel cell therapies.
Dr Ian Kerridge, a Haematologist and Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital says that the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation Grants Program really helped to kickstart the process.
“At first, we weren’t aware of the multiple funding avenues available through the NORTH Foundation,” said Dr Kerridge.
“In addition to the funding we received through the NSLHD and NORTH Foundation grants program, we have also been able to work with the NORTH Foundation team to secure additional funding through community fundraising initiatives and working with major donors. This has had a transformative impact on the work we are doing to secure FACT accreditation.”