Northern Communities Health Foundation

The Northern Communities Health Foundation (NCHF) was established in 1988, following the closure of the Northern Community Hospital. The hospital, which opened in 1952, provided high-quality facilities and services primarily in the areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, and orthopaedics.

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The purpose of the NCHF was to establish a trust fund principally for the benefit of residents in the northern districts, particularly Prospect, Walkerville and Port Adelaide/Enfield, in order to:

  • promote and assist health and medical research
  • assist projects promoting better health to the community
  • embark on projects incidental to the above purposes.

Supporting research

The NCHF maintains the Northern Community Hospital’s focus on physical and psychological well-being.

The NCHF supports the Florey Medical Research Foundation by providing essential funding for: various prizes; the NCHF Visiting Professor Program; top-up scholarships; and the Early Career Researcher Award.

The NCHF accepts bequests, donations, grants, gifts and property of any kind.


For more information on the Northern Communities Health Foundation, please contact:

Josie Gray
Research Fundraising Officer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Phone: +61 8 8313 9939