Gifts in Wills
WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?
A gift in your Will is where Legacies and Legends begin.
Including a Gift in your Will is a wonderful and generous way to make a difference to many lives in the future without impacting on your life today. It’s a wonderful way to acknowledge the care given to you or a loved one at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Once you have taken care of your family and loved ones, a gift in your Will to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation will enable the Hospital to continue to provide the best patient care today and into the future. Did you know that a significant source of our vital income is from generous people like you who leave a charitable gift in their Will.
Give the gift of a lifetime, the impact from your legacy will help change the lives of future generations.
The Hospital has a proud tradition of receiving bequests from its supporters and the first Hospital building, the Edmund Blacket Building, was built with a £6,000 bequest from a local doctor in 1854. This incredible Legacy for the community lives on and the building still exists and is still in use today. Our generous community who leaves charitable gifts in their will is part of a significant source of our vital income which allows us to help support patients and staff across the Hospital today.
How Your Gift Will Help
Your gift will have a direct impact on future generations of patients and staff at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Breakthrough Research and Innovation
The Prince of Wales Hospital is one of Australia’s premier major teaching hospitals serving all of New South Wales with an average of 50,000 admissions per year. Your gift allows the Foundation to invest in critical research and innovative projects to drive knowledge of the causes, prevention, treatment, and control of diseases.
Your gift helps the Foundation to invest in upgrading and supplementing major equipment for the best patient care and technological innovations across the Hospital to ensure high quality patient care.
Creating a Healthier Community
The generosity of a gift in your Will enables the Foundation to support the development of various initiatives to assist and encourage the dissemination of information relating to health and disease.
Building Expertise in Healthcare Delivery
The Foundation recognises the need to invest in human resources to drive innovation and high-quality patient care. The gift you leave in your Will supports the Foundation with the professional development and growth of Hospital staff.
Future-Proofing Hospital Infrastructure
Your compassion and foresight in leaving a gift in your Will assists the Prince of Wales Hospital’s expansion as part of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment.
How Rose and Des made a difference
Rose is a much loved friend of the Foundation. She is also a passionate supporter of the Hospital and has a vision for the future that she has planned for. When Rose’s husband Des became ill with prostate cancer they came to the Prince of Wales Hospital for their treatment.“The care was outstanding,” said Rose. “but there came a time when my wonderful Des was no longer with me.” Before that time Des and Rose agreed to leave a legacy to the Foundation.
“Our gift became even more important as after losing Des – my cancer which had been in remission returned”, said Rose. Rose is excited to see the progress of the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre and this year she made the generous gift of a bladder scanner and also a television for the waiting room.
“I know the decisions Des and I made will help people and that is my greatest wish, because where there is hope and goodwill, there is a future.”
“Supporting the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life” said Rose.
Rose and Des’ Funding Impact
Through Rose and Des’ gift in their Will, part of which provided funding support to the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre, patients will be able to receive comfortable, efficient and extraordinary care for many years to come.
“What a facility! If you look at speed, accurary and dedication it is all here. Such a pleasure to be looked after by professionals who care.” James, cancer patient 2021.
“After being a patient here for eight months with daily chemo sessions, it had almost become a second home.The facilities are second to none with a well designed layout, comfy chairs, television and lunch provided. What I experienced here was unlimited kindness, compassion and empathy.” Luis, cancer patient 2021.
More Benefactor stories
Read about the reasons why our Benefactors Mayli, John, Barry and Antony have chosen to support our Foundation through a gift in their Will.
I am happy to support the work of the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, I have included a gift
My affair with the Prince of Wales started 60 years ago when I was 19 years old. I was first admitted to the Prince Henry hospital and from there to the Prince of Wales kidney ward with severe blood pleasure, I remember vividly how well I was looked after by the nursing staff and the doctors.
I have been pleased to be able to offer support to the foundation through regular donations over the past few years, seen the benefits of my donations, and look forward to continuing this in the hope that the foundation will be better placed to provide funding into the future particularly in the field of research especially in the oncology field.
Types of Gifts
Making or updating a Will is very straightforward, however we do recommend you seek professional legal advice to ensure that your wishes are clearly and legally stated.
Once you have taken care of your family and loved ones, a gift in your Will to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation can take a number of forms:
- The residue of your estate
- A percentage of the value of your estate, or
- A specific amount of money, item of property, shares or life insurance
Our friendly and discrete staff will be pleased to help you with details or support to ensure your intent is detailed correctly with your Will. For more information please email email@example.com.
A planned gift may be done in the same way but as it’s done in your lifetime we have the chance to thank you in person.
Arranging Your Will
The Nightingale Solicitor Program
Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of Australians will pass away without a valid Will. We are working with a range of Solicitors to help our valued supporters make or update their Will free of charge with a friendly professional company.
These solicitors have generously accepted an invitation to be a Nightingale Solicitor for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation. They have agreed to, subject to some restrictions, write a simple Will or a codicil (a change or addition) to an existing Will free of charge for a benefactor who has decided to leave a gift in their Will to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation.
We can introduce you to a range of solicitors in your area and you can then make contact directly with the solicitors and arrange to meet with the solicitor of your choice at a mutually convenient day and time. Your meeting with the solicitor, the details of your discussions and your Will are strictly confidential.
Including a gift in your Will is a wonderfully generous way to make a difference to many lives in the future without impacting on your life today.
We extend to you an invitation to advise us when you have made a gift in Will provision to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation which will enable us to welcome you into our benefactor’s group, the Nightingale Society.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence.
Download our Gifts in Wills Handbook here or download the suggested Will wording here.
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Leaving a Gift in your Will to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation will enable us to continue to enhance and support the work of the inspirational doctors and nurses who are at the heart of healthcare excellence at Prince of Wales Hospital.
The Foundation has funded over 1,000 pieces of vital medical equipment including major equipment such as the Hybrid Operating Suite and a Brainlab Navigation System. We have supported over 75 critical research projects and invested in life-saving staff education initiatives. We are driving innovation and research as well as equipment to ensure that the Prince of Wales Hospital staff can provide the best care possible for our community and patients.
Writing a Will gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting gift to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation
Leaving even 1-5% of your estate to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation is a lasting and meaningful way to create a legacy that can help us to continue working with the hospital community to identify opportunities that go above and beyond existing healthcare excellence for generations to come.
Visit the Gathered Here website to see how easy it is to write your FREE Will
BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL
The Nightingale Society
We have a special group of friends called the Nightingale Society who have made a gift in their Will to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, we have taken the name for our Society from Florence Nightingale.
The Prince of Wales Hospital has a long and proud association with Florence Nightingale, “The Lady with the Lamp”, the founder of modern nursing. One of our original buildings, the Catherine Hayes, was built to plans approved by Florence back in 1870. The hospital also has a proud tradition of receiving bequests from its supporters. The first hospital building, the Edmund Blacket, was built with a £6,000 bequest from a local doctor in 1854.
Members of the Nightingale Society are a very special part of the Foundations family and will enjoy:
- Exclusive invitations to special lunches, talks with hospital specialists, tours and events
- Regular updates on our work
- Direct access to our Planned Giving Manager for information and support.
As a member of the Nightingale Society you will receive a certificate of membership, a letter of thanks, a copy of our latest Annual Report and a Nightingale Society badge.
One of the greatest benefits of the Nightingale Society is that we are able to thank people in their own lifetime for their generosity and support.
The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation is committed to funding research, education, health promotion, patient care and special projects to support the work of the hospital.
We understand that every patient’s journey is unique, and with your generosity and support we are dedicated to improving the quality of care for every patient at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Most people would love to be able to do something to help others. For many people including a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to make a difference in the future without impacting on your life today.
Remember if everyone could help just a little bit, the difference would be dramatic. A gift in your Will no matter the size is gratefully appreciated and makes a direct positive difference to people.
For more information download our Handbook or download the correct wording for a gift in your Will.
Making or updating your Will is very straightforward, however we do recommend you consult your solicitor or Public Trustee in your State to ensure that your wishes are clearly and legally stated. Please be assured that your details, and any discussion you have will remain private and confidential.
The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation is one of 130 Australian charities working together to change the way Australians think about including charities in their Will through the Include a Charity Campaign
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Have you already left a gift to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation in your Will, or are you interested in doing so?
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