The Women's is privileged to have enjoyed the generosity of some visionary major donors and philanthropic organisations over the past years.
Gandel Philanthropy & the Gandel Family
The Pauline Gandel Women's Imaging Centre, and the establishment of the first MRgFUS technology in an Australian hospital, was made possible by very generous donations from Gandel Philanthropy and the Gandel family.
The Pratt Foundation
The Pratt Foundation's gift to the Women's was recognised in 2013 as one of Australia's Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts. The Pratt Foundation, under the leadership of Mrs Heloise Waislitz, made possible the establishment of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health, the first mental health centre to combine gender-specific research and care.
Mrs Betty Amsden & Mr Harold Mitchell
Through the very generous support of Mrs Betty Amsden and Mr Harold Mitchell, two of the most recognisable landmarks in the hospital were made possible. The wonderful bronze statue in the atrium was donated by Mrs Amsden in honour of her mother, Sister Amsden. The magnificent and much-photographed statue on the footpath adjacent to the front entrance stairs was donated by Mr Mitchell.
Alfred Felton Bequest
In 2012, Midwifery & Maternity Services were able to commence a 3 year pilot study entitled “Proactive telephone peer support in the early postnatal period to increase breastfeeding: a randomised controlled trial” thanks to a Grant of $240,000 over three years from the Alfred Felton Bequest.
The Andrews Family Foundation
In 2013, the Andrews Family Foundation funded the purchase of an alternating pressure mattress for oncology and a specialist piece of surgical equipment for Perioperative and Day Surgery.
Collier Charitable Fund
The Collier Charitable Fund has supported a number of special projects undertaken by the Centre for Women’s Mental Health. Their funding of these projects has exceeded $270,000 since 2008.
Harold & Cora Brennen Benevolent Trust
The Harold & Cora Brennen Benevolent Trust has been a loyal supporter of the Women’s Pregnancy Research Centre, funding essential pieces of laboratory equipment over the last three years to a total of $64,000.