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Megazone turned into a hub of activity from October 21 – 27 as we celebrated Children’s Week – a national week celebrating the right of children to enjoy childhood. It was also a great opportunity for patients at PMH and their families to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities in a safe and fun environment!…

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Kicking Goals for PMH

October 30, 2017

On Sunday October 22nd staff from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) held their annual charity soccer match at Rosalie Park to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. After an eventful year at PMH this was a great chance for junior and senior staff alike to pull on a jersey and have some fun in…

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Being in hospital can be a frightening time for many children and their families. Frequent and long-term patients regularly experience the boredom and frustration that comes with being bound to the hospital. In order to alleviate this and make a child and family’s visit to hospital as positive as possible, the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation…

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Shelby is a Mega-Fun volunteer who volunteers her time one day a week in the Megazone play area at Princess Margaret Hospital.   Volunteering is more than just about helping others. It’s also a great opportunity to get out into the community, meet new people and develop a wide range of skills. Volunteering and doing…

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Every year, six to eight children are diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus. They are either born with the condition or acquire it due to brain tumours or brain injury. This rare form of diabetes means that children can’t regulate how they handle fluids and experience extreme thirst and excessive urination. Diabetes Insipidus can interfere with appetite,…

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During August, the WP180 team held a family fun day to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. Children and partners were invited along to the site in Henderson to see firsthand what Mum and Dad do at work and even got up close with some of the machinery they use- with close supervision…

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The CAHS Arts & Health program has been busy working on brightening the walls at PMH and bringing creative projects to the patients with the Artist in Residence Project.   Artist Hayley Bahr held drawing workshops with patients in wards across Princess Margaret Hospital & Bentley Adolescent Unit to design patterned animal drawings with a…

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Brax’s Story

September 19, 2017

Three year old Brax’s giggle is infectious and his eyes sparkle. He plays happily with playdoh while he has dialysis. He has VACTERL association, a rare disorder that affects multiple organ systems, including the heart and kidneys. In Brax’s case, he was born with only one kidney, a heart murmur and a number of other…

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WA schools come together to launch The Big Splash WA Schools Program On Thursday, August 3rd, The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation launched The Big Splash WA Schools Program. Teachers and Principals from the Perth metro area, as well as regional schools through teleconference, gathered to hear about The Big Splash Schools Program and how to…

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Mila’s Story

August 16, 2017

Mila was born with atrophied, non-opposable thumbs, shorter than usual radius (forearm) bones and cardiac malformations.  This was quite a shock to her parents, Maxime and Bibin, as nothing unusual had been picked up in scans throughout their pregnancy. Mila was referred to PMH when she was just four days old and is under the…

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