Northpark Private Hospital has formed a partnership with the national Old Paradians' Association and Parade College, as part of a joint organisational commitment to men’s health.
Northpark Private Hospital Business Development Manager, Lisa Aughsteen, said that there were obvious synergies between the groups.
“Northpark Private Hospital has been providing high quality healthcare to Melbourne’s northern suburbs for over 30 years. Our associations and relationships with our local community is the driving factor in our operations,” said Ms Aughsteen.
“We are excited to partner with Parade College and the Old Paradians’ Association to further extend our reach with those who matter to us – our community. We are looking forward to using our combined resources to spread our health message and bring attention to important health prevention issues.”
Through the partnership, Northpark will offer its many services to both the association and the college, as well as facilitating work experience and student volunteer opportunities at the hospital.
Northpark will also implement a number of community engagement activities on a regular basis, including health education sessions with specialist speakers for students, staff, parents and Old Paradians.
Old Paradians’ Association CEO, Tony De Bolfo, said the partnership is a welcome development, as it will enable the organisation to support its alumni in the vital area of men’s health.
“As an organisation whose mandate is to promote the spiritual, intellectual and social interests of its members, the Old Paradians’ Association welcomes the relationship with Northpark Private Hospital and its vast resources,” said Mr De Bolfo.
“In today’s society, all men, whether not long out of school or in the autumn years of their lives, are confronted with a myriad of challenges, and the Old Paradians are not untouched. There can be no greater cause for the association than to align with Northpark Private Hospital in the cause of men’s health.”
The Old Paradians’ Association is an alumni group for past students of Parade College, a Catholic boys multi-campus secondary school and member of the national body of Catholic schools known as Edmund Rice Education Australia.