Our hospital relies on the generosity of patients (past and present), individual donors, community groups and corporate supporters to supplement government funding for vital capital improvements to benefit patient care and ultimately save lives.
We value this partnership with our community and their spirit of generosity and commitment. Without this help we would not be able to continue to upgrade our facilities and technology.
Your contribution as an individual or as a member of a group, is greatly valued.
How you can support and help Latrobe Regional Hospital provide the best in patient care
Our strengths are our patient-centred care and our commitment to training specialist health professionals.
There are many ways you can demonstrate your support of Latrobe Regional Hospital.
- general donations
- corporate/business community support
- memorial donations
- events and other fundraising activities.
Download a donation form here or contribute online by clicking on the Donate Now button under the Donations section.
Many donors choose to support LRH by making cash gifts. This method of giving can have immediate impact.
All donations over $2 to LRH are tax-deductible. All donations are acknowledged by letter and a receipt.
There may be other suitable ways to acknowledge your generosity, which we will be pleased to discuss with you.
Unrestricted gifts are especially valuable because they provide the flexibility needed to move quickly in unexpected directions for patient care.
Unrestricted funds also provide the resources to cover the costs of those critical services that are not entirely financed by other support.
Restricted gifts benefit specific programs of the donor's choosing. Funds may be designated for any of our initiatives in patient care, that may be of personal interest.
We will be pleased to honour a request that your donation be applied to a particular area or piece of equipment.
You can help support the important work being done by LRH by clicking on the Donate Now button below for online donations.
Use our secure easy-to-use online service:
- Make a one-off donation to Latrobe Regional Hospital
- Donate to LRH via a Direct Debit from your Bank Account
- Donate to LRH via a Direct Debit from your Credit Card
- Make a one-off donation in memory of a friend or loved one
Donate by Phone: Please phone: (03) 5173 8577 to make a donation by phone. Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Donate by Mail: Download and print the donation form, then mail to Fundraising, Latrobe Regional Hospital, PO Box 424, Traralgon West, Vic 3844.
A receipt will be mailed to you promptly.
Latrobe Regional Hospital follows the National Privacy Principles.
Be assured your details remain confidential and we do not supply our donor details to any other organisations.
Many people, having made provision for their families, decide to support their favourite charities by leaving a bequest in their Will.
Donors can leave a percentage of their estate or a fixed dollar amount. Another option is to name Latrobe Regional Hospital a residuary beneficiary, leaving the hospital with what remains after specific bequests to loved ones are paid.
Bequests may provide an unrestricted gift to be used where most needed or be designated for a specific purpose.
By naming Latrobe Regional Hospital in your Will you will be helping improve your community’s health and provide a legacy which will have a positive and lasting impact on hundreds of people.
Workplace Giving is a simple way for you to support Latrobe Regional Hospital through regular payroll deductions.
You can pledge a nominated amount (min $2 per fortnight) to be deducted from your pre-tax earnings.
Your contributions through the Workplace Giving program will be sued to fund new services and equipment to benefit everyone in our community.
For example, if 100 employees donated $5 per fortnight, LRH would receive:
$13,000 in 1 year
$65,000 in 5 years
$195,000 in 15 years
Latrobe Regional Hospital, as the largest public health service in Gippsland, welcomes the support of the business community.
Companies ranging from some of Australia’s largest corporations to a number of smaller local businesses, have given generously over the years to LRH with both their time, and expertise.
This has enabled our hospital to purchase much needed medical equipment and provide better patient care to many thousands of people.
There are many ways that this support has been realised, including:
Cash gifts or donations
Donating money towards the purchase of specific items of medical equipment to clinical areas in need. Donations of $2 or more to Latrobe Regional Hospital are tax deductible.
Cause-related marketing and special events
Active participation in fundraising events and promotions designed to raise funds for a specific purpose such as building works or equipment purchases etc. This type of support often includes a cash donation pledge as well as offering your organisation’s expertise in marketing and promotional initiatives.
Payroll deductions and gift matching
Some organisations have 'adopted' a Latrobe Regional Hospital service, by encouraging their staff to consider regular and small deductions from their pay, which are then transferred electronically to our banking account. These employee contributions are tax deductible. Companies will often match (dollar for dollar), the level of support provided to LRH by their staff.
Gifts in Kind and Pro Bono Services
Businesses that may not be in the position to provide a cash gift often demonstrate their support by donating some of their products or services. This may be the provision of a raffle prize, auction items and/or other consumables which might otherwise be an operational or event management expense to LRH, or by providing their technical and professional skills free of charge (ie printing, design and marketing)
Staff/Community Group Fundraising
Local businesses and community groups sometimes choose to run a company function or social event (ie. golf day, barbecue, dinner dance or trivia night in support of a Latrobe Regional Hospital service). Proceeds from such occasions are then passed onto the LRH Unit of their choosing.
An alternative to flowers at a funeral of a loved one is a memorial donation.
Many people find comfort in making a gift in lieu of flowers to hospitals, in recognition of the medical care and attention provided to someone who has recently died.
We are a grateful recipient of these gifts and we use them to purchase medical equipment that one day will help save the lives of others.
Envelopes for this purpose are available from the Fundraising Department.
For More Information
If you have any questions about how you can make a gift to support the work of Latrobe Regional Hospital please contact our Fundraising Manager on 5173 8577.
The Traralgon Evening Branch of the Country Women’s Association has generously donated $1300 in gift cards to our Maternity Outreach Program, after a successful fundraising night.
The program helps women managing a pregnancy in challenging personal circumstances such as economic hardship, family violence and drug and alcohol abuse.
Thomson Nurse Unit Manager, Angela Scully said the vouchers will support women with few possessions.
If you’re keen to join some of our staff who are involved in the Traralgon Evening CWA branch (younger and mature members are welcome) contact Kelly Abbott on 0402 893 186.
Our Thomson maternity unit has welcomed the arrival of a new resuscitation cot to provide high level care to babies with special needs.
The cot provides oxygen to assist with breathing, lighting to help assess skin colour and heating for warmth.
It was purchased with the support of the local community which helped raise $32,000 during the hospital’s Christmas Appeal.
The Magic of Christmas Concert in Morwell last November kick-started the appeal with a $5000 donation. Significant contributions were made by power generators in the Latrobe Valley, small businesses, schools and community groups and individuals.
LRH’s fundraising efforts are now focusing on enhancing cardiac services and purchasing equipment for a new catheterisation laboratory.
The LRH Heart 2 Heart Appeal will run for two years.
Traralgon City Soccer Club members have achieved their goal of raising money for the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre.
The club has raised $3000 by embracing the colour pink – in particular, wearing pink socks at home games.
Traralgon City Soccer Club Culture and Events officer Carolyn Johnston said the fundraiser came about after a group of parents noticed a boy wearing pink shorts at one of the soccer games to support his grandmother who had breast cancer.
After deciding to make the GCCC the beneficiary, the club raised money by selling pink socks and baked goods and taking part in face painting and hair colouring.
The novelty of wearing pink socks was so successful it spread to all of the club’s members and supporters who added pink headbands, skivvies, jumpers, hats, tutus, hair and even moustaches to their weekend soccer wardrobe.
“Bringing the soccer community together in this fundraising effort provided a valuable connection for people of all ages and backgrounds so the club has decided to raise money each year for a charity in the community,” Carolyn said.
Latrobe Regional Hospital General Manager Sub-Acute Heidi Knott said the club’s campaign highlights the importance of the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre.
“The Traralgon City Soccer Club’s community spirit is shared by many individuals and groups and is greatly appreciated not just by LRH but our patients and their families,” Ms Knott said.