In the last year, 81,690 sick children and their families were cared for by 4,476 staff working in 170 specialist departments. Our teams supported 859,482 appointments through our outpatient service. We also supported 33,374 inpatient admissions, 14,486 theatre procedures and 56,676 emergency department presentations.

But government funding only stretches so far. Every year we must raise an additional $35 million to fund research, medical staff, and equipment. We need $11 million alone to replace obsolete devices with cutting-edge technology. We rely on generous community supporters to help equip our peadiatric specialists with life-saving medical devices.

"Alone we can do so little.  Together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

Supporting life-saving neurosurgery

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Neurosurgeons use a Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA) to ‘cut out’ brain tumours without adversely affecting the surrounding healthy tissue."

Our operating suite needs to replace our ageing ten-year-old system with state-of-the-art latest technology; which will optimise surgical performance, reduce operating time, and improve patient safety and outcomes.

$365,000 will buy 1. Donate now.

 

Advanced respiratory care helping babies breathe more easily

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The Babylog VN500 provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art ventilation therapy for our tiniest, most critically ill and at-risk newborns requiring advanced respiratory support in the Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care. 

It provides ultrafast and high-frequency oscillation and standard conventional ventilation, to aid prematurely born or post-surgery babies to breathe more easily and nurture their recovery..

$59,000 will buy 1. 3 needed. Donate now.

 

Diagnostic ultrasound supporting young spines and hips

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Our Orthopaedic Clinic is at capacity due to patient demand.  We require a second diagnostic ultrasound for overflow hip and spine clinics held within our medical centre. 

This state-of-the-art high-end imaging technology will guide specialist treatment for children with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal issues.

$25,272.50 will buy 1 . Donate now.

 

Safely monitoring at-risk patients

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Bedside monitors are crucial to monitor patients’ vital signs and connect with life-saving equipment.  Critically, they alert medical specialists to deteriorating signs and guide urgent life-saving treatment which can mean the difference between life and death. 

Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit urgently needs 23 new bedside devices to monitor our most at-risk patients. Our current monitors are ten years old, out-dated, and can no longer be supported by the manufacturer due to new technology..

$21,000 will buy 1. 23 needed Donate now.

 

Tourniquet system supporting children’s surgery

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Annually our surgeons perform more than 14,500 procedures.  We need an additional tourniquet - specifically for interventional radiology in our operating theatres - to stop blood flow, reduce blood loss and wound complications, and improve our patients’ recovery.

$14,000 will buy 1. Donate now.

 

 

The priceless gift of more restful sleep

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Parents, family and carers of young patients spend long periods by their loved ones’ bedsides. Many move in permanently during their stay. We’d love to replace very old, uncomfortable folding chair-beds with clever, comfortable hotel-quality fold-away beds. Your support will not only provide a touch of home comfort and care, but the promise of a more restful night’s sleep for families caring for children in hospital.

 

$4,200 will buy 1. 26 needed Donate now.

 

Like more information on how you can help create bright futures for seriously ill children?

Email Dianne Wigan, Philanthropy Manager or call her on 9845 3473