Category: Investing in Equipment

Almost 11,000 children are seen each year by specialists in the ENT Clinic at the hospital, reviewing conditions involving the ear, nose, sinuses, throat and airways.   Nasopharyngoscopes are used to evaluate children with airway, voice, swallowing and breathing problems. Between five and ten procedures using these scopes are performed each day.   While the…

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Angus suffered irreparable damage to his spine in a motorbike accident near his family home in Dampier. He became a paraplegic after colliding with a kangaroo, changing his world forever. After three months of rehabilitation at Princess Margaret Hospital, Angus was given the chance to “walk” again. With the help of an exoskeleton ReWalk device,…

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With one jump, Romeo’s life changed forever.   Late last year Romeo and his twin sister Isabelle were enjoying a family visit to Jakarta with their dad, Lochlan and aunt, Kirrianna. Splashing in and out of their hotel pool and having fun like typical three year olds, no-one could have foreseen the tragic events that…

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans can be potentially sight saving and lifesaving in certain eye conditions. They are effectively an optical ultrasound that use light rays to produce three dimensional images from within the eye. This allows retinal disorders such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, and even some eye cancers to be diagnosed with far…

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United by their passion for helping the community, all 45 Specsavers stores in WA joined forces to raise money for the Ophthalmology Department at PMH, after a WA-wide vote on which charity they wanted to support.   The ophthalmology department is the only tertiary provider of paediatric eye services in Western Australia.  This department cares…

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Children who suffer from conditions such as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis often require regular injections of steroids to reduce pain and inflammation in their affected joints. As these joints are difficult to locate, doctors use radiological guidance to ensure the medication is administered correctly. The Sonosite ultrasound machine has been used regularly in the rheumatology department…

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Every year, six to eight children are diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus. They are either born with the condition or acquire it due to brain tumours or brain injury. This rare form of diabetes means that children can’t regulate how they handle fluids and experience extreme thirst and excessive urination. Diabetes Insipidus can interfere with appetite,…

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Thanks to the generosity of long-term Foundation supporters ToyBox International and the incredible community spirit of those who participated in the 2016 Christmas Lights for Perth Children’s Hospital campaign, the hospital has taken delivery of a brand new NETS ambulance.  NETS stands for Newborn Emergency Transport Service; a specialist team of doctors and nurses solely…

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Each year the PMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Newborn Emergency Transport Service teach hundreds of nurses, GPs, medical students and trainees in Paediatrics and Neonatology, resuscitation skills and in particular endotracheal intubation. This is one of the most important skills Neonatal doctors and nurses need in order to resuscitate sick newborns. Endotracheal intubation…

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Fun with friends, fishing and photos were the order of the day when  Jim McLarty embarked on a fun fundraiser to raise funds for three high acuity paediatric cots for West Australian babies in need. Jim’s ‘Blue HQ’s Take the Kids Fishing’ event – which took place in November 2016 – succeeded in raising $24,000…

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