Investing in Expertise

The staff at Perth Children’s Hospital are the heart and soul of the care provided there.

Ensuring that patients have access to the best medical minds and that staff have the most up-to-date and detailed training to treat their young patients is crucial in ensuring our children have the best possible healthcare.

Your ongoing help is needed to ensure that these vital positions, training programs and knowledge sharing opportunities can continue now that Perth Children’s Hospital is open.

Areas of support

professorial chairs

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Foundation is able to fund six key Professorial Chairs to help the hospital remain at the forefront of paediatric medicine. Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is currently funding Chairs in;

• Haematology and Oncology
• Aboriginal Clinical Child Health
• Paediatric Anaesthesia
• Respiratory Medicine
• Paediatric Psychiatry
• Allied Health

A joint initiative between the hospital, the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, these professorial positions are of enormous benefit to the hospital and the children it supports.

Each Professor has been appointed for between three and five years and during their tenure will develop and deliver clinical services, treat patients, teach medical staff and lead research projects. Professorial Chair Haematology and Oncology Catherine Cole is pictured above with one of her patients, Reily who has a rare blood disorder.

fellowships and specialist staff

By supporting Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, you are also helping to fund many specialist staff positions which provide care and support outside the framework of traditional health service models and enable the hospital to provide the highest possible level of care to its young patients.
To ensure that Perth Children’s Hospital has the necessary paediatric specialists to care for WA’s increasing population of children and adolescents in future years, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation also funds several Fellowships. These facilitate the on-going training and development of paediatric specialists in WA. In 2017, thanks to Foundation supporters, four Fellowships were supported in the areas of Infectious Diseases, General Paediatrics and Respiratory Medicine Endocrinology/Diabetes. A health promotion trainer was also employed using Foundation donations.

training, scholarships and seminars

As the world of paediatric medicine continues to evolve and innovate, there is a constant need to stay up-to-date with practices as they develop. As such, supporters of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation enable staff to attend training programs, study new practices and learn from international professionals through seminars and conferences.


To attract, retain and train the absolute best staff for the Perth Children’s Hospital requires a large investment.

A large investment of time and money is required to attract, retain and train the best staff available for Perth Children’s Hospital.

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation needs your ongoing support to ensure these positions, international experts and training programs can continue well into the future so that our young patients can recover even quicker.

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