Category: Investing in Research

Thanks to a joint partnership with Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation will be at the forefront of a global push to decode the human immune system to transform how we prevent, diagnose and treat disease as the first international hub of the Human Vaccines Project.   The Human Vaccines Project membership, announced today…

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Flynn spent the first 18 months of life living with atopic eczema.  His tiny body was covered in angry, red blotches.  He would spend hours scratching to the point of bleeding and found it difficult to sleep for more than an hour at time.   In Western Australia, approximately 6,000 babies are affected by eczema…

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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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Mental health is one of the three most important issues for young Western Australians.   Compared to five years ago, four times as many young people now present to Emergency Departments with mental health crises including repeated self-injury and attempted suicide.   The message from mental health experts was clear, prevention and early intervention is…

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Next Steps Project

November 29, 2017

Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to the generosity of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors, research is currently underway to find new and innovative ways to provide treatment to children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.   Cerebral Palsy is a movement disorder that affects people in different ways and can…

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Imagine your fear as your family is involved in a terrible car accident and your children are rushed to PMH, one of them critical with suspected brain and spinal injuries. Or your feelings of isolation as you spend yet another Christmas away from your family and friends back home in regional WA because your child…

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A world-first research project funded by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation as a result of generous donations from donors is currently investigating how accurately WA children are being labelled as allergic to antibiotics. The $1.27m grant over three years is funding the Penicillin – “Yes Please!” or “No thank you!” project at Perth Children’s Hospital, which…

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In the face of heartbreak after losing their baby boy to whooping cough, a Perth family made it their mission to educate the community about the danger of the disease and the vital need for vaccination. Catherine and Greg Hughes established Light for Riley to fundraise for the Foundation after their baby boy, Riley, tragically…

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In order to receive the the benefits of any medicine, a patient must be willing to take it in the correct amount, at the appropriate time. Getting a child to take the right amount of medicine is often difficult (as any parent can attest!) as most medicines are not formulated with children in mind. Even…

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Rare diseases are conditions, usually genetic in origin, that affect fewer than one in 2,000 people. They can be extremely difficult to diagnose as most doctors will never come across enough cases to gain the experience needed to recognise them. As a result, people with rare diseases can go years without a diagnosis, missing the…

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