The closer you get
the more you see.
Another record breaking
year on the frontline.
Our impact on the frontline.
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 to Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS).
2020-21 Financial Year.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation fuels the fight at the frontline of children’s healthcare.
For a quarter of a century, we have stood shoulder to shoulder with surgeons, clinicians, nurses, researchers, parents and patients, giving us an in-depth understanding of what’s needed to ensure that children in WA and across the world get well and stay well.
We are the official and largest funder of Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) after Government, making us the 8th largest philanthropic foundation in WA. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our donors, our total support in the past 25 years has been over $92 million with a further $21 million committed over the next five years.
With the help of our generous partners, our efforts enable PCH and CAHS to ensure that WA’s sick children and young people have access to world-class care that comes from:
Local to Global.
Our unique position on the frontline of children’s health allows us to get up close and see what’s really missing. This means that our funding goes to where it’s needed most making a real difference to the lives of sick children in WA and across the globe.
Children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families have slept through the night because of insulin pumps we have funded.
Critically sick babies have been transported to PCH in the past year in the Newborn Emergency Transport Service Ambulance.
Children can now take antibiotics safely without the need for painful skin-prick testing because of the world first study.
Faces have been captured by precise 3D facial imaging – including 100 in remote Aboriginal communities – to enable more accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment of rare disease based on facial features.
Healthcare workers were upskilled through the state-of-the-art simulation suite with the most realistic infant mannequins in the world funded by the Foundation.
Clinicians have been upskilled in Mentalisation Based Therapy techniques to improve outcomes for the over 5,700 children and families accessing the hospital’s Mental Health Service.
Children who are diagnosed with cancer each year, whose lives have been improved through better cancer treatments with fewer lasting side-effects because of research being
done by Prof Nick Gottardo.
Children who present to the burns unit each year now have the option for psychological, social and emotional screening to reduce the trauma associated with burns injuries, thanks to the work of Professor Fiona Wood.
Music therapy sessions were held for kids with brain and spinal injuries to aid in their recovery.
Over 350 children and families came together to yarn, relax, learn and create wool sculptures with Aboriginal artist Sharyn Egan.
And this is what the future looks like.
Palliative care families will have access to an array of critical services at the new Children’s Hospice we’re constructing.
Children living with serious respiratory disease in Australia will be breathing better because of the research we co-fund with TKI through the Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre.
Children who come to the hospital each year will be able to access the therapeutic benefits of nature because of the Kids’ Bridge connecting the hospital to Kings Park.
Tens of millions
Of children around the globe could be saved the anxiety of yearly vaccinations with Prof Tobi Kollmann’s one vaccine for life research.
The Foundation is 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.
What drives us is the real difference we are having on the healthcare of our children and young people across the country.
The now global scale of work we are involved with as a funder is a testament to the passion and commitment of our partners, donors, clinicians, researchers and staff at the Foundation.