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A little about us.

The Nepean Foundation connects supporters, like you, with talented clinicians, researchers and educators who are making a real difference in the lives of people locally and around the world.

We raise funds exclusively for medical research, clinical innovation, staff education and training. The Foundation is a registered charity and all donations are tax deductible.

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Where we started

Experienced and committed champions of health care have joined to establish the Foundation.

For over 100 years hospital services have had a presence in the Nepean Blue Mountains region with Nepean Hospital opening in Penrith in 1860 and the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital operating continuously since 1927.

 

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting a long tradition of patient-centred clinical innovation, medical research and education.

 

A close community connection has always been and continues to be a strength.

 

We understand firsthand the health challenges the community faces. Being on the frontline of health means there is a focus on practical solutions that can deliver maximum impact to the health and wellbeing of patients and their families. NBMLHD has a vast resource of health data and ready infrastructure to tap into for clinical trials; population, public health, mental health, paediatric and adolescent research; and, pilot projects for innovations.

Joseph Grassi

Joseph is a Lawyer and runs his own practice in Penrith called Joseph Grassi + Associates Penrith is home for Joseph and his family, and he has a keen interest in the area and a desire to see it prosper. Joseph was a member of the Sydney West Area Health Service Research and Ethics Committee, a member of the AustLaw executive, a Director of Syd-West Personnel Pty. Limited and Vice-President of th ...

Joseph Grassi

Greg Allchin

Greg Allchin has been involved in health care delivery in his local community for over 30 years. Greg served on the Local Health District Board for over 30 years serving as both Chairman and Deputy Chairman over that period. Greg has also served on the Board of the Australian Foundation for Disability and is current Chairperson of 'The Quarter' Panthers Health and Education Stakeholders Group. He ...

Greg Allchin

Murray Austin

Drawing on decades of experience in health, scientific and university positions, Murray is focused on effective, patient-centred, care that is informed by solid research. He is on the NBMLHD Board, started his career in pathology at Nepean Hospital but has since held senior roles in remote and rural health services and internationally-recognised, research-intensive universities.

Murray Austin

Ian Seppelt

A/Prof Ian Seppelt is a senior specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Nepean Hospital, Sydney and the University of Sydney Medical School, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of NSW. He is an active clinical researcher and teacher in intensive care medicine and is Honorary Profe ...

Ian Seppelt

Caroline Orde

Caroline has experience in management consulting, eCommerce start-ups and has worked in senior management roles in the mining industry. Skilled in Management Consulting, General Management, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Improvement, and Contract Management. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Business Administration and Management from the University of Newcas ...

Caroline Orde

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