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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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