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Here at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation we’re helping to transform the healthcare of WA’s sick children so they can get well and stay well. It’s sometimes surprising for people to learn that our Foundation is the largest funder of Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service after government. In the past 25 years we’ve contributed over $92 million with a further $21 million committed over the next five years… read more.

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As Western Australia emerged from the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights we gained about the incredible work of paediatric researchers, clinicians and nurses reaffirmed to us the critical importance of our work.

We are uniquely placed, working closely with those on the frontline of children’s healthcare, to identify the areas of greatest need and what is going to drive the most impact.

This closeness has seen Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation again set a record in grant funding… read more.

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Officeworks Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

Thank you, Officeworks!

Officeworks Round up to Make a Difference campaign has raised $140,000 over just one month to support Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and WA’s sick children. The nationwide Round up to Make a Difference initiative gave customers the choice to round...

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Insulin Pump Therapy Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

Insulin Pump Program

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune condition where the body destroys the cells that produce insulin. A person with T1D requires lifelong administration of insulin and the regulation of blood glucose. Insulin administration for people with T1D is either...

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Dr Sandra Ruhayel

Closer to new ways of thinking

The Stan Perron Traineeship in Oncology. Perth Children’s Hospital is the sole centre for treatment of children with cancer in Western Australia. Currently, over 100 new cases are diagnosed every year. With your support, the Foundation has funded Dr Sandra...

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Early Moves Project

We’re helping fund the future of child health

The Early Moves Project. The first 1,000 days of life are crucial for the cognitive development of a child. The Early Moves project is working to identify a biomarker for cognitive impairment in infants as young as 3 months of...

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2020-21 was another record-breaking year for the Foundation, with funded grants totalling over $8.9 million. This gives us the ability to fund change, and make significant inroads in helping transform kids healthcare in WA that comes from:

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Funding for pioneering ground-breaking research
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Investing in the expertise of highly trained clinicians from around the world
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Investing in innovative education and training programs
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Securing the most innovative and advanced equipment and technology
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Enabling positive patient and family experiences

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation acknowledges the Wadjuk people of the proud Noongar nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Foundation is located and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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