Transforming healthcare

for WA's sick children.

The Foundation on the frontline

Keep up to date and see the impact of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation funding. From innovative equipment and technology, to ground-breaking research, world-class expertise and positive patient experiences, you can see the impact your generosity has on the lives of WA’s sick kids.

We’re providing the best training opportunities possible

The simulation suite at Perth Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art training suite, mirroring international best practice. The aim of the simulation team is to improve the quality and safety of paediatric patient care in Western Australia through the use of simulation education. By delivering high quality paediatric high fidelity simulation training to health service staff

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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 by multiple daily injections (which can be traumatic on the child and family) or by

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Lucia’s Story

“I know that the pumps are expensive, and a lot of families can’t afford them. I hope that every child with T1D has access to the same opportunities as I have and can receive the pump.” – Lucia, 15 years old and living with Type 1 Diabetes. Hi I’m Lucia! When mum told me that

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Jed’s Story

Jed had just celebrated his third birthday, and while most other children his age were embracing this milestone happy and carefree, he was adjusting to a new normal he could not understand and found terrifying. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), Jed had begun a routine of around-the-clock insulin injections and finger pricks. The treatment

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Big W Easter Campaign

Big W is gearing up to help support Perth Children’s Hospital and our littlest patients this Easter. Every year, the Foundation is fortunate to have the support of Big W across their stores in Western Australia to help support WA’s sick kids through our numerous Appeals. Over the past 16 years, Big W and their

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We’re creating positive memories for children and their families

The Artist in Residence Program. Through the generosity of our donors, we were able to fund educational materials and therapeutic experiences for patients and their families. Through creative workshops, cooking classes, respite programs, play areas and outdoor spaces, we fund happiness for the children we support. A hospital can be a daunting environment for children

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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 Ruhayel as the Stan Perron Traineeship in Oncology, a 24-month training position in Paediatric Haematology,

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Closer to closing the Indigenous health gap

Pilbara Faces Program. 100 faces were captured from very remote communities. These communities are very hard to access and are closed to the public. These otherwise ‘invisible faces’ are crucial to ensuring the library encompasses the facial variation that exists in the community. Launched in 2017, and led by clinical geneticist Professor Gareth Baynam, the

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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 age, allowing early diagnosis and intervention and most importantly improving outcomes for children and their

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Burns are more than skin deep

The IMPACT Project. Burns are a common reason for paediatric emergency department visits and hospitalisations. 200 children are seen by the Burns Unit at Perth Children’s Hospital each year. Bringing together clinicians that are the best in their fields, the IMPACT project (Improving Psychosocial and Activity outcomes after Childhood burn Trauma) sees the team at

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Life-changing treatments for our littlest patients

Portable Retina Camera. Thanks to Foundation donors, babies throughout WA will have access to the same sight-saving service as those receiving care and treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital. A specially designed camera, or RetCam, allows clinicians to take clear and detailed photographs of the retina and optic nerves inside the

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Ground-breaking technology making surgery safer

The Space Infusion Station. In a first for WA, Perth Children’s Hospital has started performing intraoperative MRI (or iMRI) for children undergoing brain tumour surgery, thanks to the delivery of a Space Infusion Station. The Space Infusion Station, funded by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors be giving, is a panel of drug pumps set in

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