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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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It takes up to 50 hours for Melaney and Brent Goodall to transform their house in Hocking from a regular family home to Spooky Hall, a Halloween masterpiece!   It has become a tradition for the community to come along and experience the wonderful lights, decorations and entertainment while raising much needed funds for the…

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Swimming for the kids

December 12, 2017

At five months of age, Robbie Buchan contracted Meningoccoccal B Septicaemia. He spent the next 18 months in PMH – two months in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and sixteen months in the Burns Unit.   Robbie tragically lost most of his arms and legs, but burns specialist Dr Fiona Wood and her team managed…

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At only 6 weeks of age, Alexey was rushed to emergency, after he experienced a stroke, with large amounts of bleeding to the brain. “If not for PMH, Alexey would not have survived,” states Alexey’s parents.   His initial stroke destroyed almost half of his brain, leaving him with Cerebral Palsy, along with vision loss…

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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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Christmas is normally a magical time spent at home surrounded by family and friends.  Sadly for many children who are sick or hurt, Christmas will be spent in Princess Margaret Hospital receiving on-going treatment and undergoing crucial procedures.   While many families were preparing for a happy and festive Christmas, Harlem’s was being told he…

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Based in the Multi-faith Centre, the Chaplaincy program recognises that hospitals can be places of great confrontation. Families are often faced with a crisis situation that is unexpected and they don’t know where to turn.   The pastoral care that the Chaplaincy program delivers is available to staff, patients and their families. Chaplains provide companionship,…

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By Emma Pass, Member Services Manager – Little Athletics  We are excited to be celebrating 20 years of Little Athletics centres supporting the Foundation.   Supporting the Foundation is one of the many ways our members bring the Little Athletics motto of “be your best” to life.  By doing their best to help kids in…

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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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In a split second, 18-month-old Ella’s life changed. As the result of an accident that could happen to any family, she received severe burns to her face and torso. Ella was only a toddler when she grabbed a mug of piping hot tea from the counter above her. The scalding liquid caused burns to 70-80%…

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