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Artist in Residence Program
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We’re creating positive memories for children and their families

The Artist in Residence Program. Through the generosity of our donors, we were able to fund educational materials and therapeutic experiences for patients and their families. Through creative workshops, cooking classes, respite programs, play areas and outdoor spaces, we fund happiness for the children we support. A hospital can be a daunting environment for children

Dr Sandra Ruhayel
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Closer to new ways of thinking

The Stan Perron Traineeship in Oncology. Perth Children’s Hospital is the sole centre for treatment of children with cancer in Western Australia. Currently, over 100 new cases are diagnosed every year. With your support, the Foundation has funded Dr Sandra Ruhayel as the Stan Perron Traineeship in Oncology, a 24-month training position in Paediatric Haematology,

Pilbara Faces Program
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Closer to closing the Indigenous health gap

Pilbara Faces Program. 100 faces were captured from very remote communities. These communities are very hard to access and are closed to the public. These otherwise ‘invisible faces’ are crucial to ensuring the library encompasses the facial variation that exists in the community. Launched in 2017, and led by clinical geneticist Professor Gareth Baynam, the

Early Moves Project
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We’re helping fund the future of child health

The Early Moves Project. The first 1,000 days of life are crucial for the cognitive development of a child. The Early Moves project is working to identify a biomarker for cognitive impairment in infants as young as 3 months of age, allowing early diagnosis and intervention and most importantly improving outcomes for children and their

The IMPACT Project
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Burns are more than skin deep

The IMPACT Project. Burns are a common reason for paediatric emergency department visits and hospitalisations. 200 children are seen by the Burns Unit at Perth Children’s Hospital each year. Bringing together clinicians that are the best in their fields, the IMPACT project (Improving Psychosocial and Activity outcomes after Childhood burn Trauma) sees the team at

Portable Retina Camera
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Life-changing treatments for our littlest patients

Portable Retina Camera. Thanks to Foundation donors, babies throughout WA will have access to the same sight-saving service as those receiving care and treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital. A specially designed camera, or RetCam, allows clinicians to take clear and detailed photographs of the retina and optic nerves inside the

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Ground-breaking technology making surgery safer

The Space Infusion Station. In a first for WA, Perth Children’s Hospital has started performing intraoperative MRI (or iMRI) for children undergoing brain tumour surgery, thanks to the delivery of a Space Infusion Station. The Space Infusion Station, funded by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors be giving, is a panel of drug pumps set in

Innovative Equipment and Technology

Simulation Suite

Located in the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC) in Nedlands, the new Perth Children’s Hospital is now complete and the move to this wonderful new facility is imminent. Technology and innovation is a major focus, with leading edge IT applications, medications management, electronic medical records and modular theatres, making Perth Children’s Hospital one of

Help kids with rare and undiagnosed diseases

Do you hate waiting for answers? Could you live with a sense of suspense every day? 500,000 Australian children live with rare diseases. Like nine year old Lily, many thousands of them don’t even have a diagnosis. Every day is spent in constant uncertainty, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Getting a diagnosis can take

Meet The Kids

Meet Amelia

Walking into the Emergency Department at the Perth Children’s Hospital with their sick two-year-old daughter Amelia, Brianna and Russell felt almost embarrassed about their concerns for her. “I originally thought that Amelia was dehydrated from a tummy bug,” says Brianna. “I honestly thought I was overreacting… I thought the doctors were going to tell me

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