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Tool-kit toys an essential

September 17, 2015

Toys are an essential part of the tool-kit for Child and Adolescent Health Service therapists when working with their young clients. Thanks to ongoing support from PMH Foundation donors, hospital therapists’ tool-kits are well-stocked with a range of carefully-selected range of toys and creative materials to help ensure children and young people are enabled to…

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A group of local firefighters have put their bodies on the line to help children with scarring from burns injuries in WA. Children who have scarring from burns injures now have access to cutting-edge new equipment at Princess Margaret Hospital, all thanks to Perth firefighters who bared all in the Perth Firefighter’s Calendar to fundraise…

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Cutting-edge Pulsed Dye Laser treatment is making a dramatic difference to the lives of WA children born with vascular disfigurements, thanks to a generous PMH Foundation grant. Thanks to support from Rio Tinto, PMH Foundation recently funded a $140,000 Pulsed Dye Laser machine for the hospital’s Dermatology Department, to help treat children born with vascular birthmarks…

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The Princess Margaret Hospital Ward Respite Volunteer Program is an innovative service for long-stay patients and their caregivers, which aims to make the experience of being in hospital less daunting for children and their families. Established with a PMH Foundation grant, the program commenced as a trial in early 2013 with a team of volunteers who…

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Poms pitch in for PMH

September 17, 2015

Football is the game of the British, but they happily shared it in December 2014 for a tournament to raise money for PMH Foundation. “The idea for a Football tournament came from an article I had read about a group of British Expats who get together every year to play a game of football and…

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Join the Color Run fun!

September 8, 2015

The Color Run, also known as the happiest 5km on the planet is back again this year on Sunday 1 November. It is one of the most fun volunteering opportunities we have all year. Not only do you get to be involved in a great event (without having to run!) but you will also make…

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Mental Health

August 24, 2015

Mental health is one of the top three most important issues for young Western Australians. Four times as many young people now present to Emergency Departments with mental health crises including repeated self-injury and attempted suicide compared to five years ago. Clinical experts recognise that although exercise has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment…

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“Every cough sends a shiver down my spine and every cold they catch puts such pressure on us as we wonder if it is doing any permanent damage to their little lungs.” Dad Gerard describes the worry that comes with being a parent to two little girls with chronic respiratory problems. During her first week…

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Bryce’s story

July 14, 2015

After a busy term at school with swimming lessons and rugby practice, Bryce’s mum Charlean put her son’s lethargy and high fever down to exhaustion or a potential virus. However, on a family walk Bryce showed his mother a large lump under his arm and alarm bells rang. Having had both Charlean and her husband…

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Evelyn’s story

July 14, 2015

While being told her pregnancy was deemed high risk after her 12 week scan was a shock, Leana and her husband Kyle knew that remaining calm and centred would give their unborn child, Evelyn, the best possible chance. Leana’s 12 week scan showed that Evelyn had gastroschisis, a condition which caused her intestines to protrude…

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