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Robotics in Rehab

 In 2014, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation funded Australia’s first Paediatric Robotic Arm used by the team’s Occupational Therapists to assist children and young people with a range of mobility issues to improve upper arm movement, strength and control.  In 2017 a second robotic arm was funded, allowing the rehabilitation team to help hundreds of children

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 Noah

Claire had five weeks left until her due date when she couldn’t feel her baby moving inside her and knew something wasn’t right.     She called her local hospital and a few hours later little Noah made his dramatic entrance into the world. Born by an emergency caesarean, Noah needed to be resuscitated as

Zoe’s fight

Zoe needed to be brave from the moment she arrived in the world.   After her mum Erin went into labour, doctors found Zoe was distressed. She was delivered by an emergency caesarean at St John of God Hospital then rushed into Perth Children’s Hospital for urgent tests.   Unfortunately Zoe had Meconium Aspiration Syndrome,

Spud King Tony Galati crowned Cherry King!

Perth Spud King Tony Galati is the proud owner of the state’s most expensive cherries after he placed a bid of $100,000 for a 5kg box of cherries at the annual Market City Charity Cherry Auction on Friday 14 December.   The auction, which raised a record-breaking total of $135,450 for the Perth Children’s Hospital

Help children breathe easy this Christmas

One in five children in Western Australia has a respiratory disease. It is the leading cause of hospitalisation for children under the age of four.   Children with asthma, bronchitis, chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis present in their hundreds to Perth Children’s Hospital each year.  The numbers are increasing at an alarming rate.  Breathing

The impact of your generosity

Here at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, our mission is to transform the health care of sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives. On Wednesday 17 October, over 100 guests attended the Foundations annual Donor Impact Celebration in the Auditorium and Collegiate Lounge of Perth Children’s Hospital . “Without

Nasopharyngoscopes; Easing the flow of ENT clinics

The Outpatients Department in our paediatric hospital is extremely busy, with over 218,000 patient visits each year.   Almost 11,000 of these are seen in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic for specialist review of conditions involving the ear, nose and sinuses, and throat and airway. Referrals are received from across the state and

Your support is helping kids like Eden

Born at 23 weeks, twins Eden and Willow Turner were the earliest of surprises for parents Jess and Kale.   After spending time on a ventilator to support her underdeveloped lungs, Eden had difficulty breathing on her own and was sent to PMH for further investigation.   The doctors discovered that Eden had suffered some

An important reason to run

12 year old Tyler Lindberg will be participating in his first ever 12km fun run in the upcoming Busselton Chevron City to Surf on Sunday July 29, all whilst raising viatal funds for the Foundation!   Tyler, has a special reason for choosing to support the foundation and is doing this all for his younger

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