Up to 330 families in Western Australia each year will hear that their tiny babies need to undergo complex lifesaving heart surgery due to congenital heart disease. For these families, understanding their child’s surgery is challenging, especially when it is hard to clearly explain what the procedure will do and how it will work. In
BREATH (Building Respiratory Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health), led by Mineral Resources Fellow Associate Professor André Schultz, is leading projects focused on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents to understand and identify the precursors to chronic lung disease. Partnerships are key to improved health outcomes, which is why Perth Children’s Hospital
Survival rates for children living with leukaemia have improved drastically in the past 40 years, due to improvements in treatment. However, the intensive chemotherapy regimens required to treat leukaemia weakens children’s immune system, leaving up to 25% of them at huge risk of serious invasive fungal infections. The unresolved question of how best to prevent
For many children, coming to hospital isn’t a happy memory. Very often the procedures or operations that will help them, can also cause real distress, not only for the children themselves, but also for their parents and the medical staff caring for them. The Foundation is funding the use of virtual realist (VR) technology to
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an enormous burden and it comes with parents having to become healthcare providers in an area they knew nothing about. They have to monitor blood glucose levels and give multiple insulin injections to children each day. Everybody in the family, the extended family, the school family, the community often have
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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
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,
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