Medical Benevolent Association of NSW
The Medical Benevolent Association of NSW (MBANSW) provides financial assistance and counselling support to all registered medical practitioners, and their families in NSW and ACT, including to the families of deceased Medical Practitioners, during times of need. The Association will also provide assistance for medical students facing unforeseen difficult circumstances and for other necessitous people as determined by the council.
There are no charges for the service, and maintenance of confidentiality is a priority.
Requests for assistance are primarily made for medical practitioners (and their families) who are unwell, impaired or grieving. Assistance is aimed at supporting them through a crisis towards recovery and independence rather than long term support. Referrals are usually made by the practitioners themselves, their families, their treating practitioners, and other medical organisations such as medical defence organisations.
MBANSW is a small independent organisation, which is managed by a council of up to 20 registered medical practitioners. The Council meets monthly and considers each request for assistance each month.
The Medical Benevolent Association of NSW has been supporting the doctors of NSW and ACT since 1896. It is entirely funded by donations and bequests from the medical profession – individual doctors, practices, hospital or district medical associations, and medical school reunions.
Donations are tax deductible.