Remembering The Royal Melbourne Hospital in your will is a very special way to give.  

A gift will help The Royal Melbourne Hospital save lives

Your gift will help The Royal Melbourne Hospital save lives.

Leaving a gift in your will to The Royal Melbourne is a lasting legacy that makes a significant impact on patient care, research and learning at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Ordinary people, extraordinary gifts

Research to find a cure

The Watt-Geyer Memorial Research Fund was established as the gift in will of Allan Watt and Chris Geyer. When they were diagnosed with cancer within a year of each other, they chose to leave a legacy that will improve cancer patient outcomes for years to come. The fund supports vital research into cures for colorectal, liver and brain cancers. Each year, two young researchers receive Watt-Geyer research funding grants through the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation Research Grants program..

"I am establishing this fund on behalf of Chris and myself as a thank you to the staff at The Royal Melbourne Hospital for the treatment and care he and I received."
Allan Watt 1961 – 2009

Lifesaving equipment

Bill left a generous gift in his will which helped to fund vital equipment for renal patients in The Royal Melbourne Hospital dialysis ward.

A new ultrasound machine now assists in the care and treatment of people who require dialysis. Bill had been a dialysis patient himself for years and was deeply appreciative of the care he received.  He considered the staff his second family.

Bill’s legacy will help ensure improved patient outcomes for the dialysis patients who visit the ward for years to come.

How to leave a gift in your will to The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Your special gift can be directed towards the Hospital’s greatest need or towards an area that you care about, for example:

  • purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology
  • support vital research into preventions, treatments and cures
  • redevelop and enhance hospital buildings and facilities to support the growing demand for our services
  • support a particular ward or service

Suggested wording for your will

Below is suggested wording for your will:

I give to (The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Melbourne Health ABN 73 802 706 972)) or (North Western Mental Health (Melbourne Health ABN 73 802 706 972)) [the whole of my estate] or [x% of / the residue of my estate] or [the sum of $_____] free of all duties and taxes thereon and direct that it be applied for:

A. The general purposes of the hospital in such a manner as the Board of the hospital may determine.


B. I express the wish but without creating any binding trust that if practical this gift be applied toward _______.


C. Direct it be applied for [please state the purpose as widely as possible to avoid any difficulty in application].

I declare that the receipt of the Executive Director or other authorised officer of The Royal Melbourne Hospital will be sufficient discharge for my trustees.

Gift in will brochure

Find out more about how your gift will save lives.

Informing us of your decision

Supporting The Royal Melbourne Hospital or NorthWestern Health by leaving a gift in your will is greatly appreciated. Informing us of your decision will enable us to;

  • Personally thank you for supporting us in this very special way
  • Ensure you receive our newsletter and invitations to hospital events; including our Public Lectures where you will hear about medical advances and research at The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Follow your wishes in acknowledging your gift

Thank you

For a confidential discussion about leaving a gift in your will, please contact us. We truly appreciate your support. 


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