A bequest to the Barwon Health Foundation is a lasting gift that will make a significant contribution to the health and lives of those living in the region; whether it is through improvements in treatment, advances in clinical research or improved patient care.
There are a number of ways that a bequest can be given:
A Specific Sum
The simplest form of bequest is to allocate a specific sum. This does not allow for either the changing value of your estate or for inflation. To compensate for this, you may wish to review your Will regularly.
Leaving a percentage of the value of your estate ensures that beneficiaries are not affected by changes in the size of your estate or by inflation. This is the preferred option.
Your gift does not need to be in the form of money. You can nominate shares, property, an insurance policy, works of art, collectables – anything of value.
After providing for family and friends, you may decide to leave the balance of your estate to Barwon Health for use by it in the provision of services for any of its operations or such operation as you may choose.
If you are interested in making a bequest, it is suggested that you carefully consider these options and discuss them carefully with your family and solicitor.
You may also wish to consider how you would like your bequest to be used. Bequests provide the opportunity for Barwon Health to meet changing community needs and to improve its services to those living in the region.
The areas to which your bequest may be applied include:
- Ongoing Capital Development
- Funding of essential clinical research and education projects
- Needs at specific sites such as the McKellar Centre or The Geelong Hospital
- Improvements to patient care and treatment procedures
For more information on making a bequest to the Barwon Heath Foundation please contact us.