At Calvary Mater Newcastle our researchers are committed to improving the lives of patients through medical discovery and innovation.
Our team of researchers work tirelessly to help ensure that people live longer and lead a healthy life without being affected by diseases, such as cancer.
At Calvary Mater Newcastle we always need help from the community to support our research initiatives into the future.
100 per cent of your donation goes towards our research efforts at the hospital.
Donations can be made to any of the following areas of research:
- General Health and Medical Research Fund
- Cancer Research Fund
Please note all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
"A well known Mater research success story relates to trailblazing Kempsey man Ron Bannerman OAM, who back in 1998 was given just months to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. With nothing else to lose and by showing extreme bravery, Ron was given a combination of conventional treatments and the highly toxic substance of arsenic that had been used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Ron's treatment was an amazing breakthrough; he has essentially been in remission now for over 13 years. The use of arsenic to treat Ron's particular strain of leukaemia is now being used successfully around the world. Not only did he pave the way for clinical trials to be conducted in this area, he also became an advocate for medical research and raised over $100,000 for research at the Mater. This enabled us to conduct an Australia wide study looking at tailoring arsenic treatment for different patients, as each person metabolises arsenic very differently. Ron has been truly inspirational."Dr Lisa Lincz, Calvary Mater Newcastle
If you wish to make a donation by post, please download and complete the Research Donation Form.
Send to: Public Relations Department, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Locked Mail Bag 7, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW, 2310.
If you would like to bring your donation in person, then please go to the cashier at the hospital, located next door to the 'Information Desk' in the main foyer.
If you require further guidance on the donation process, please call the Public Relations Department on (02) 4014 4714 / (02) 4014 4712.
Walks, auctions, race days and golf tournaments are just some of the fundraising events our supporters have hosted in aid of research at Calvary Mater Newcastle.
If you would like to hold a fundraising event in aid of our researchers, please download and complete the Fundraising Form.
Additionally, if you would like to find out more about how you can help to fundraise on our behalf, please call the Public Relations Department on (02) 4014 4714 / (02) 4014 4712 and talk to us about how we can help you.
"The song may have ended, but the melody lingers on!"
When you remember Calvary Mater Newcastle Research in your Will, you are making a special investment in research that will benefit people for years to come. In fact some of our most significant research grants have been made possible by a special bequest to research.
Every gift of every size contributes to changing the world of research, regardless of the size of your contribution, we are grateful for your gift.
Your bequest can be a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate. You can nominate to assist in a certain area of research or leave it for us to decide where the funds are needed the most, whatever you choose you will make a difference.
We understand that your loved ones come first, but if you do wish to leave a gift in your Will to Research at Calvary Mater Newcastle, may we advise the following wording:
I, (name), given ($ amount) free of all duties and testamentary expense to the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital for the purpose of patient care/service development, and I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer shall be sufficient discharge of my executors for this bequest.
If you would like more information about the research carried out at our hospital and how best your intended bequest could be used, please do not hesitate to contact our Public Relations Department on (02) 4014 4714 or the office of the Chief Executive Officer on (02) 4014 4700.