The Barwon Health Foundation’s current campaign, Project North, is a $2.5 million appeal to support healthier futures for residents in the northern suburbs of Geelong.
The first goal is to relocate the current public dental service at Barwon Health's Corio Community Health Centre to a new, bigger facility at Barwon Health North in Norlane.
Demand has been steadily increasing with population growth but infrastructure conditions prevent the needed expansion. The move will make it possible for up to an additional 5,000 people to receive urgent and necessary dental care each year.
Co-locating the community dental service with urgent care, renal dialysis, imaging and a child and family health service at Barwon Health North allows for ease of referrals among services.
The public dental service is free for children under 12 and adults who hold a healthcare or pension card.
It’s hoped the new facility will help recruit and retain the brightest minds to care for the community in the North.
For more information about Barwon Health Foundation, or to donate to Project North, visit www.projectnorth.org.au
About the Barwon Health Foundation
The Barwon Health Foundation aims to create happier, healthier lives by investing in the life-saving and life-changing work of Barwon Health. Our Foundation has a unique partnership with you, our community.
We unite to fund and enhance Barwon Health’s exceptional standards of care. We allow Geelong and the surrounding region to help themselves – and most importantly – to help others. Whether it’s to ‘return the favour’ of quality health care, to leave a lasting legacy, or to simply do good, funding a future of remarkable health services starts with us – the Greater Geelong community.
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