Equipment and Facilities
With the support of our community, we fund medical equipment to assist children throughout all stages of their treatment, and support facility upgrades at the Hospital to provide modern, safe and accessible facilities, improving the health care of patients and experience for their families.
New Out of Home Care Clinic
We have helped create a more welcoming and calming space for children at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) Out of Home Care (OOHC) Clinic with $10,000 in funding.
The OOHC Clinic aims to provide a comprehensive, child-friendly, trauma-informed service with a focus on improving the overall health and wellbeing of young people under Guardianship by identifying and responding to their physical, developmental, psychological and mental health needs.
All smiles for Smileyscope
Kids across the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) are ocean diving with sea creatures, snuggling kittens at cat cafés and relaxing at the beach, all during their healthcare appointments!
Smileyscope is a medical-grade VR goggle being used widely across Australian hospitals and clinics. Smileyscope has programs to support children and teens in a wide range of healthcare settings.
The Mayfly Room
Rebecca, a nurse in the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, recognised the need to provide families experiencing the loss of their baby a private, non-clinical environment for them to spend time together.
The development of the Mayfly Room was funded by the Foundation. We are also committed to providing food and drink supplies, meal service and items to assist with memory making and supporting the families.
Installation of Wayfinders
The Hospital is a big and busy place! But with the installation of Wayfinder machines funded through community donations, patients and their families can now navigate their way around the Hospital much easier. The machines are installed at the three main entrances to the Hospital:
– Kermode Street entrance
– Brougham Place (women’s outpatients) entrance
– Volunteer’s entrance off Brougham Gardens