By leaving a legacy, no matter how large or small, your gift will help us to continue our work to save lives and improve the health of the northern community long into the future.

Suggested wording is provided below, but if you’re considering making a bequest through your Will, it’s very important that you seek legal advice.

I, (insert name), give, devise and bequeath to The Northern Health Research, Training and Equipment Foundation Trust (ABN 39 150 242 855), The Northern Health Foundation, 185 Cooper Street, EPPING, VIC 3076, free of all claims, in aid of:

1.  its general purposes OR

2.  the specific purpose of (insert here)

  • the sum of $xxxx  OR
  • the residue of my estate  OR
  • a (X)% share of the residue of my estate  OR
  • All my property known as (PROPERTY FOLIO NUMBER) situated at (ADDRESS OF PROPERTY) OR
  • If any of the nominated beneficiaries predecease me, the bequest shall not fail but I give the share of my deceased beneficiary to The Northern Health Research, Training and Equipment Foundation Trust (ABN 39 150 242 855),

For more information on leaving a bequest please contact Yvonne Amos, Northern Health Foundation Director on (03) 8405 2313 or email:


Batten Society

The Batten Society was established to recognise those who choose to support the Northern Health Foundation through leaving a legacy in their will.  Those who recognise Northern Health in this important way understand how their contribution will help save lives and improve services we provide to the northern community now and in the future.  

The story of the Batten Family is a wonderful example of the difference each of us can make and the reassurance that the benefits of a gift will continue beyond a lifetime and will benefit the northern community for many years into the future.

Les and Muriel Batten lived on High Street Epping for more than 50 years and grazed their cattle on The Northern Hospital site.  As part of their Estate, they decided to set up the Muriel and Les Batten Foundation, with the aim of helping and supporting young children in the community.  The Foundation has funded a number of projects over the years including the purchase of infant isolette incubators for the Special Care Nursery and most recently the purchase of a Trace Vue Machine to monitor complex birth situations.

Meeting during the year, members of the Batten Society comes together to hear updates from Northern Health senior executives, receive hospital tours and enjoy guest speakers.  Members often assist with volunteering or providing help for key Northern Health Foundation activities.


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