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Transforming healthcare

for WA's sick children.

The Foundation on the frontline

Sometimes you need to get up close to see what's really needed

There is power in the stories we share. Here, you can learn about Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation from the stories we and others tell.

Meet the children your generous donations support directly—hear their stories, meet their families, and see the impact the Foundation has on these young lives. News and media coverage give us the opportunity to share our stories with the broader community, important for continuing to garner support for those who need it the most. Our blog page is a place where we share Foundation news that matters the most to the people we support, our generous donors, and the broader WA community.

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries related to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation please email our Media and Content Manager Samantha Mills at samantha.mills@pchf.org.au or call on 0411 241 475.

Our Stories.

Major Projects

Sandcastles construction begins!

PCHF has revealed the name of Western Australia’s first children’s hospice: Sandcastles (Boodja Mia). Construction on WA’s first children’s hospice, Sandcastles (Boodja Mia) has now officially begun, with the state-of-the-art facility anticipated to open in late 2025. An ode to the therapeutic healing properties of the sun, sea, sand, and ocean breeze; Sandcastles is inspired

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Major Projects

Greenspace (Waalbiirniny Waabiny Boodja) officially open!

A new $4 million nature-space at the QEII Medical Centre (QEIIMC) campus officially opened this February. Located at the base of the Kids’ Bridge next to Perth Children’s Hospital, the upgraded space provides much-needed respite for staff and patients – particularly frequent and long-term patients and families – as well as opportunities for play, learning

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Innovative Equipment and Technology

Just chilling: Improved cooling equipment for at-risk newborns.

New state-of-the-art cooling equipment at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) is helping more WA newborns affected by lack of oxygen during birth to access life-changing ‘hypothermia treatment’. The Arctic Sun Temperature Management System – funded by PCHF, thanks to support from Principal Partner Mineral Resources (MinRes) via Channel 7 Telethon Trust – is used to

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Meet The Kids

Sweet funding boost for rare diseases.

Meet our Cherry Auction Ambassadors, Toby (9) and Ava (10), who both live with a rare disease and receive support through the Rare Care Centre at Perth Children’s Hospital. An iconic WA tradition, the Cherry Auction raised an incredible $120,000 in its 31st year, as the first cherries of the season went under the hammer

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Firefighters visit PCH
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Perth firefighters tour Burns Service at PCH.

Late last month, we were lucky enough to show a crew of hard-working Perth firefighters around our world-class Burns Service here at Perth Children’s Hospital. We introduced the firies to legendary burns specialist Professor Fiona Wood, and they learnt first-hand how the $1.6 million they’ve raised over the past 17 years for PCHF has supported

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Corporate Partnerships

Formula 1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo drops in for a surprise visit.

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation ambassadors get a surprise visit from the global superstar ahead of the 2024 Perth Driven Project charity event. Australian Formula 1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo made a special appearance in his home city of Perth, popping into Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) for a surprise visit with kids at the hospital. PCHF

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