News and Stories

See below for our latest fundraising, donation and RCH patient stories. If you have an RCH Foundation-related story to tell, please get in touch.

New trial helping CF patients breathe easy

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-shortening disease affecting young Australians today. Thanks to a new program being trialled by RCH Respiratory Medicine, this burden could be dramatically reduced through RCH Telehealth.

Read more    July 13 2017, 2:58 pm

Declan shines a light on the RCH

Declan Shine is not your average 12 year old. Learn about his RCH journey and the funds he has helped raise for the hospital

Read more    July 13 2017, 1:56 pm

Celebrating the impact of Workplace Giving

Today the RCH Foundation announced two new hospital initiatives supported by Workplace Giving and celebrated the positive impact pre-tax salary donations have on the hospital.

Read more    July 12 2017, 6:45 pm

Cutting edge care for complex movement disorders

The new RCH Complex Movement Disorders Program will help patients like Brooke enjoy a new lease on life.

Read more    July 3 2017, 9:05 pm

Good things are on the cards for Brooke

RCH patient Brooke is giving back to the hospital to help children with brain injuries just like her.

Read more    May 25 2017, 9:16 am

RCH Auxiliaries support $50,000 nursing scholarship

The 2017 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship Luncheon was a great success, supporting a $50,000 scholarship for gifted RCH nurses.

Read more    May 11 2017, 9:56 am

Good Friday Appeal funding supports great RCH care

Here are some of the exciting initiatives that will be funded thanks to your support of this year's Good Friday Appeal.

Read more    May 10 2017, 2:17 pm

Meet Albie, one of the hospital's little fighters

The face of our end of financial year fundraising campaign, Albie has been an RCH patient since before he was born.

Read more    May 5 2017, 10:56 pm

Getting Gabriel well

RCH patient Gabriel was born with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, a rare condition which causes the large vessels and ventricles in the heart to switch position.

Read more    May 4 2017, 3:50 pm

Finnan’s Gift supports RCH Cardiac Surgery

This week Olympic gold medallist Alisa Camplin-Warner and her husband Oliver presented the RCH Cardiac Surgery Unit with a $150,000 cheque for a state of the art surgical camera system.

Read more    May 4 2017, 3:47 pm

The My RCH app is here

Supported by the RCH Foundation, the My RCH app is an interactive guide designed to help patients and families know what to expect during their stay and how to get around the hospital.

Read more    March 3 2017, 2:15 pm

Meet Samuel Gellie

From day one, little Sam has defied the odds. In utero, doctors detected that Sam’s vital organs were outside his body. This is his incredible story.

Read more    January 9 2017, 4:08 pm

NAB's pitching in

Since 2009, NAB’s employee choir has been bringing good cheer to colleagues at Christmas. This year, the choir decided to share that good cheer with the RCH Foundation.

Read more    December 12 2016, 11:14 am

Community Counts: caring for children with craniofacial differences

Prof Penington leads a highly-qualified team advancing research, treatments and surgical outcomes for children with craniofacial deformities and congenital hand conditions.

Read more    November 24 2016, 3:35 pm

Sunny's future is bright

Read more    November 11 2016, 3:19 pm

A Great Amazing Race to help the hospital

Thanks to Uplift Events, Victorians have run, hula hooped and saved teddy bears to support sick kids at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Read more    October 27 2016, 2:03 pm

Alex's amazing journey

Nine fractures, three respiratory arrests, one tracheotomy and one life-saving liver transplant. Although Alexandra Bacon’s journey has been heart wrenching, seeing her cheeky smile now, you’d never know just how difficult it was.

Read more    October 25 2016, 7:59 pm

Seb's first steps

Born at 27 weeks by emergency c-section, Sebastian also faced a full leg amputation in his first weeks of life. Now he’s back on his feet thanks to RCH Prosthetist Phoebe Thomson and her colleagues.

Born at 27 weeks by emergency c-section, Sebastian also faced a full leg amputation in his first weeks of life. Now he’s back on his feet thanks to RCH Prosthetist Phoebe Thomson and her colleagues.

Read more    October 25 2016, 1:26 pm

Community Counts: improving imaging for RCH kids

Thanks to community support, the RCH is now home to a state of the art Nuclear Medicine SPECT/CT Machine, a first for the children of Victoria.

Read more    October 18 2016, 11:22 am

30 Years of MCRI

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) is celebrating 30 years of life-changing discoveries.

Read more    October 6 2016, 4:28 pm

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