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Some of the most vulnerable babies in South Australia will now have access to coordinated care thanks to the new million-dollar Cocoon Program, funded by the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation (WCH Foundation).
The WCH Foundation Cocoon Program is a dedicated clinic for babies under 12 months who are both medically vulnerable and in foster care, or at risk of entering foster care. This is the pilot program’s first year.
2-year-old Marcus is under the care of the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He and his family were invited to stay at our Laklinyeri Beach House – a medically equipped holiday home in Victor Harbor for children in palliative care or with complex care needs, as well as bereaved families. Marcus’ mum, Joyce, says, “Where do we even begin? We absolutely love everything about the Beach House, it’s been incredible in so many different ways to cater for our little man Marcus.”
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In 2021-2022, the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation community contributed more than $2.4 million to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children and families under the care of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and its associated Health Network. Learn more about our latest impact.