About Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation
Here at the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation we’re helping to transform the health care of WA’s sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives.
It’s sometimes surprising for people to learn that Our Foundation is the largest funder of Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) after government. In the last 21 years we’ve contributed over $81 million with a further $28 million committed over the next five years.
With the help of our generous donors, corporate partners and volunteers, our efforts ensure that WA sick kids and young people continue to receive world class paediatric care that comes from;
The most advanced equipment and technology
Through our funding we’re ensuring PCH staff have access to the most technologically advanced medical equipment available so they can provide the best possible care to children. World class equipment means WA kids can be treated right here in WA rather than having to travel interstate or Overseas. It also means more kids can be seen, impacts of treatment are often lessened and overall they receive much better healthcare.
Ground breaking research
The Foundation funds an array of ground breaking research that is discovering better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent childhood diseases like cancer, Cerebral Palsy and Cystic Fibrosis. We also proudly support research into adolescent mental health as well as rare childhood disease. We know this investment in today’s research will have a significant impact on the future healthcare of generations of WA kids.
Innovative education and training programs
As the world of paediatric medicine continues to evolve and innovate, there is a constant need to stay up-to-date with practices as they develop. As such, funding from the Foundation enable staff to attend training programs, study new practices and learn from international professionals through seminars and conferences.
The expertise of highly trained experts from Australia and around the world
Through Foundation funding we’re able to attract world class Researchers and Clinicians to work at PCH. Children in WA now not only have access to world class care but these experts train and develop teams leaving a legacy of highly trained Hospital staff long after they’re gone.
Positive patient and family experiences
The Foundation supports critically important non clinical program at PCH such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy and play therapy in Fun on Four that are making a significant difference to the ability of kids to cope with the rigours of medical procedures and recover quicker.
The support from the community is vital to the Foundation as we pursue our mission of helping to transform the health care of WA’s sick children and young people, so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives.