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Many people have demonstrated thoughtfulness and generosity by including a bequest to Concord Repatriation General Hospital in their will. These bequests have supported the work of the hospital, enhancing the hospital’s fine tradition of medical research. Leave a legacy that will make a difference to the lives of so many future generations.

Making a Will is a very personal matter and one that requires careful thought. In your will, once you have cared for your family and loved ones you may like to consider leaving a gift to Concord Hospital. By choosing to add the hospital as a beneficiary in your Will, you are helping to ensure that this world-class facility continues to provide the best possible care to many people for years to come.

When revising or making your Will, if a bequest to the hospital is being considered a consultation with your legal adviser is suggested.
If you have any queries in relation to donations or bequests, please see our bequest brochure or contact the hospital’s Director, Marketing and Community Relations on 9767 8488.

In Memoriam donations
The passing of someone special can be a very difficult time for family and friends.  Many people find comfort in making a donation in lieu of flowers to remember life of the one that has passed.  These In Memoriam donations are a meaningful way to honour the life of a loved one by supporting care for so many more.

You can decide to direct these donations to the most urgent need of Concord Hospital, or you can choose to direct donations to a specific ward or unit of the hospital.  Some of our services include the NSW State-wide Burns Unit, Palliative Care Unit, Renal Satellite Dialysis Unit and the Concord Cancer Centre.  Our units, wards and departments use donations such as these to provide additional services and facilities to help achieve Concord Hospital’s vision of providing exceptional care.

Concord Hospital can provide envelopes for In Memoriam donations to be made available at the memorial service for collection and returned directly to the hospital.  Where details have been provided, all friends and family making a donation will receive a tax deductible receipt. The nominated next of kin is notified of the total amount of donations received (without disclosing the individual amount given).

To request for In Memoriam donation envelopes please contact the Marketing and Community Relations Department 02 9767 6038 or via email at concord.info@sswahs.nsw.gov.au  We thank you for thinking of us during this difficult time

Supporting important medical research
Every day at Concord Hospital we have many scientists and support staff undertaking research in specialised laboratories. We have exceptional people with world-class skills and dedication, but they are unable to continue their ground-breaking work without the backing of their community. Your generosity helps us take our laboratory discoveries through to clinical practice where they can then change lives. This is another way in which you can help us.

ANZAC Health and Medical Research Institute
The ANZAC Health and Medical Research Institute - established at Concord Hospital in 2000 - undertakes research into disorders of lifestyle and ageing. The institute recognises the contribution the nation’s Veterans and War Widows have made in creating the society we have today and provides a lasting memorial to the ANZAC tradition and commitment to improving the community’s health standards. For further information about the research work of the ANZAC Institute visit www.anzac.edu.au

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI)
The Bernie Banton Centre – named in honour of the late asbestos campaigner – is a research centre of excellence in Asbestos diseases research. The collaborative institute is the world’s largest stand-alone research facility dedicated to asbestos related disease supporting education, disease prevention, mesothelioma tissue banking, clinical research, molecular biology and, epidemiology as well as care delivery for patients. For further information about the research work of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute visit www.adri.org.au

NSW State-Wide Burn Injury Service
The Burns Unit at Concord Hospital provides a tertiary referral service using a multidisciplinary approach to manage all aspects of burns care from the acute phase through to rehabilitation. The unit is part of the NSW Severe Burn Injury Service with a catchment area of approximately five-million people. It has a 16-bed capacity with a dedicated burns operating theatre, skin culture laboratory, gym, allied health services and Ambulatory Care services all on site. The Skin Culture Laboratory situated at the Unit conducts tissue culture research and cultures skin for use in grafting procedures for burn patients. The Laboratory is able to isolate skin cells taken from a 4cm square biopsy and expand them in vitro to more than 500 times in area that can be grafted back to the patient in around three weeks. A dedicated research laboratory has been established at the ANZAC Institute dedicated to developing and evaluating 3D skin replacement tissues. For more details about the work of the Burns Unit visit www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/concordburnsunit

Centre for Education, Research and Ageing (CERA)
The Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA) is Australia’s premier academic organisation for the study of ageing and age-related diseases. Through innovative and multidisciplinary research, CERA aims to expand and share knowledge of human ageing, so that the health and quality of life of older people can be improved. CERA is a joint facility of The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School and Concord Repatriation General Hospital. The Ageing And Alzheimer’s Institute (AAAI) of Concord Repatriation General Hospital, raises funds to support research at the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA). For further information, visit www.cera.edu.au

Concord Cancer Centre
Concord Cancer Centre at Concord Hospital provides first class cancer treatment and is a research leader in a number of cancer related areas. Our vision is for a world class holistic centre providing the latest care based on sound research with access to a range of treatment options. Concord Hospital has been providing health care for over 70 years and remains at the forefront of innovation, research and treatment options. Clinicians and researchers work together to find better treatments to ensure that patients diagnosed with cancer achieve the best possible outcomes. For more information, visit www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/Concord/Cancer