The Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing some amazing entertainment, family support and care programs for sick kids. Our incredible volunteers are there to support little patients while they are in hospital, helping them to laugh and smile, get better and go home with their families.
Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of our partners and supporters. With your help, we will continue to fund research to achieve faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries.
There’s a lot you can do to support a child with an injury, serious illness or life threatening disease. You can donate money to help save precious young lives. Donate your time to make a difference at our children’s hospital. Or raise funds for vital research and equipment, spread smiles and support families through difficult times.
You can make a difference and with your support, the wonders will never cease and the care will never stop.
From our children's hospital all the way to AFRICA! Our kids learn all about the art of mask making, how to draw cartoon animals and more - all in the latest episode of Juiced TV! Available to view online!
Join our host Tatenda and her co-host Sunday as they take you around the world to Africa! Along with the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital SchoolHospital students we'll discover the art of mask making, how to draw an African animal with Cartoon Dave Hackette and get closer than ever before to baboons! Get ready to drum up some fun as we explore Africa!!!
Five month old Archer woke up one day as a normal, happy baby, but his condition quickly deteriorated as the day progressed.
He began feeling unhappy, developed a high temperature and began to scream when he was touched. Just a few short hours later, his lips were turning purple.
Archer had meningococcal septicemia W strain.
After he was stabilised, Archer spent five weeks in hospital. He has endured several surgeries and amputations, and continues to receive treatment.
During his time at our children's hospital, our dedicated bedside play volunteers regularly visited Archer to help make him laugh and smile. Our bedside play volunteers also provided a fun distraction for Archer and his family, while he was undergoing treatment in hospital.
Today, Archer is a happy 8 month old boy, who loves his musical cube and instruments. His favourite foods are apples and yoghurt, and he loves watching the dogs play ball in the back yard.
At a 20-week pregnancy scan, Zachary was given just a 10% chance of survival, which increased to 50% at birth. Little Zachary has a hole in his diaphragm, which is a rare medical condition. This means that before he was born, Zachary’s liver moved into his chest, causing his lungs to not have enough room to develop properly. At just one day old, Zachary had his first life-saving surgery, and since then has had five more crucial surgeries.
Zachary is now a happy boy who will celebrate his second birthday next month. He loves spending time with his family and playing with his older sister, Nicola.
Pictured is Zachary in hospital at 7 months old, and today at almost two years of age.
Today at a special ceremony, Zachary’s Dad thanked more than 400 Woolworths staff from across Queensland and Northern New South Wales for helping children just like his son.
“The Woolworths fundraising allows the Children's Hospital Foundation to make a family’s stay in hospital a bit more enjoyable and helps them forget they’re in hospital – we hope that with more fundraising, researchers will find a way to help babies like Zachary in the womb, and to spend less time in hospital once they’re born and more time just being a baby." - Zachary's Dad, Robert.
For more than 30 years, generous staff and customers from Woolworths have raised more than $46 million for the Children’s Hospital Foundation through the sale of raffle tickets, wall tokens and donations. With this valuable contribution, the Children’s Hospital Foundation has funded life-saving medical research, invested in vital new equipment and provided comfort, entertainment, support and care for families just like Zachary’s.
It was a SLAM DUNK today as our friends from Brisbane Bullets visited our sick kids at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
The players were put to the test when our own Sebastien played a very special game of basketball with the basketball pros, as well as interviewed the players all about their game secrets, including what they eat to get ready for a game, and what shoe size they wear!
Catch all the action in next week's Juiced TV episode!
The letter D was on everyone’s lips this morning as we welcomed very special Guide Dogs Queensland puppies to the hospital.
The 'Litter D' puppies showed us all what it is like being a very important guide dog for visually impaired people, but they were still just your average puppy playing in water puddles and running around having fun with our sick kids.
Stay tuned for next week's Juiced TV episode where we get the inside scoop on how much a Guide Dog puppy has to learn to help visually impaired people in our community.