Category: Investing in Expertise

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…

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Zoe’s fight

March 26, 2019

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,…

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Thanks to a joint partnership with Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation will be at the forefront of a global push to decode the human immune system to transform how we prevent, diagnose and treat disease as the first international hub of the Human Vaccines Project.   The Human Vaccines Project membership, announced today…

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Flynn spent the first 18 months of life living with atopic eczema.  His tiny body was covered in angry, red blotches.  He would spend hours scratching to the point of bleeding and found it difficult to sleep for more than an hour at time.   In Western Australia, approximately 6,000 babies are affected by eczema…

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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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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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Children who suffer from conditions such as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis often require regular injections of steroids to reduce pain and inflammation in their affected joints. As these joints are difficult to locate, doctors use radiological guidance to ensure the medication is administered correctly. The Sonosite ultrasound machine has been used regularly in the rheumatology department…

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Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, six Foundation Fellowships were funded in 2016 to allow WA medical professionals to focus on specialised areas of research interest for up to two years at a time. Senior Registrar Daniel Yeoh was the recipient of one of these Fellowships. His area of interest is working with vulnerable…

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The generosity of Foundation donors is securing the future of paediatric health in WA through the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Paediatric Trainee Development Fellowship program. The focus of the program is training and fostering the development of the next generation of leaders in paediatric medicine. Dr Nick Gottardo, Head of the Department of Clinical Haematology…

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Thanks to your donations, 19 nurses from Princess Margaret Hospital were given a Foundation grant to participate in a Paediatric Trauma Life Support course in 2016 to enable them to better care for infants and children who have suffered an injury through trauma. Delivered through The Australian College of Emergency Nursing, the primary aim of…

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