Everyone looks forward to a healthy and happy life. Unfortunately many will experience injury, trauma and illness, some of which may be life- threatening, some may require a long extended stay or visit to The Townsville University Hospital.
Brighter Lives helps and supports patients and their families during these times. As the official charity partner of Townsville University Hospital, Brighter Lives supports the public health services by harnessing the support of our local community.
Since our inception in 1989 Brighter Lives has been the conduit of millions of dollars in financial support to the Townsville University Hospital to make a difference to provide the key extras that makes a difference to patient and visitor care.
Brighter Lives also provides an army of 120 selfless volunteers who so generously donate their time across all areas of the hospital.
The Queensland Government funding to our hospital in Queensland is generated towards infrastructure and capital works, core equipment and health services to provide the highest possible health care facilities. How Brighter Lives makes a difference, is by stepping into the gap to provide additional patient and visitor care facilities.
Brighter Lives also makes contributions towards additional training, education and innovative research projects, to ensure the Townsville University Hospital remains at the forefront of patient care and at the leading edge of new technology and treatment methods.
It is through the generosity of many individuals, businesses and community groups that we are able to assist the hospital in its patient care and lifesaving work.
Brighter Lives is fully committed to improving the lives of the people it serves, with 100 per cent of all funds raised, donated or provided through sponsorship arrangements held locally for the benefit of our community.