Category: Investing in Equipment

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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Acutely ill and immobilised children are at risk of pressure injuries which can develop in as little as 30 minutes if there is high pressure on a small area. Both increased pressure over short periods of time and slight pressure for long periods of time have shown to cause equal damage. Children with physical disabilities…

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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation at Princess Margaret Hospital has installed the first Paediatric Robotic devices in Australia to give children who have neurological or spinal damage the best chance at achieving their rehabilitation goals. PMH Foundation purchased a state-of-the-art Armeo Spring Paediatric Robotic Device, known as a…

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Thanks to our wonderful Miracle Supporter, MACA, PMH Foundation has been able to purchase two new ultrasounds for the Department of Anaesthesia at Princess Margaret Hospital. Ultrasound machines are used by the Department of Anaesthesia at Princess Margaret Hospital to allow for real-time imaging of nerves of children when they are undergoing medical procedures. Using…

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