Wills and bequests

Northeast Health Wangaratta is here to provide comprehensive healthcare to our community. By including Northeast Health in your will, you will become part of a dedicated group of people supporting our local health service and ensuring our future.

Consider Northeast Health Wangaratta in your will

Although we receive funding from the Government, additional contributions are needed to meet the cost of specific services, equipment and facilities. In today’s harsh economic climate, it is even more important for local health services to seek support from the community to help provide healthcare services.

Your assistance will ensure that the best level of care can continue to be available to our local community. By making a bequest in your will, you contribute to keeping our facilities and equipment running to the highest standards.

Donations and bequests help us care for those in need. Contributions make a difference by:

  • supporting people discharged from hospital with their recovery
  • supporting older people who wish to stay at home rather than go into an aged-care facility
  • contributing to programs and equipment for our nursing home to help improve the residents’ quality of life
  • supporting people with a life-limiting illness at Northeast Health or in the community.

Flexibility is built into our fundraising system. You can direct bequests and donations to any area within Northeast Health Wangaratta.

Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It is a statement of your wishes about the distribution of your assets and possessions after your death. A will is the only way you can ensure your estate will go to the beneficiaries of your choice.

Anyone who has property or other assets should have a will. You should have a will if you are married, single, widowed or divorced. You are never too old or too young to make a will. It makes good sense to plan ahead for your family, your loved ones or for the causes you support. Making a will need not be a sad experience and may give you peace of mind.

A surprising number of people fail to make a will. Without a will, your estate will be distributed according to State laws. The distribution may not reflect your wishes and this could lead to unnecessary problems and delays for your loved ones who are left behind.

Making a will allows you to make sure your family is looked after. You can also leave mementos for close friends and you can extend your lifetime support for the organisations that are important to you.

Your will is a private but important matter. A solicitor can help minimise confusion and help to avoid possible difficulties that may occur with the interpretation of your wishes.

There are different ways of making a gift or bequest in your will. The following descriptions may help you decide which suits you.

Specific bequests
Making a bequest of a specific amount from your estate is a simple and common way to include Northeast Health in your will. However, over time the amount will be eroded because of inflation and may no longer reflect your original intention.

Percentage bequests
By nominating a percentage of your estate rather than a specific amount, you can be sure that your bequest will reflect your intention regardless of changes in inflation.

Residual bequests
After providing for your family and loved ones, you can bequeath to Northeast Health what is left of your assets or the residue.

The descriptions above are only suggestions of how you can make a contribution. There are also many other ways you can support Northeast Health. Your solicitor or accountant can guide you and give you advice.

If you would like to make a contribution to Northeast Health you can include the ‘Form of Bequest‘ in your will.

If you would like to receive more information about leaving a bequest or if you would like to arrange a confidential meeting to discuss your options, please contact the community engagement department.

Contact

Community Engagement
Phone: (03) 5722 5280
Fax: (03) 5722 5109
Email: Community.Engagement@nhw.hume.org.au
Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm  –  Monday to Friday

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