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.

Meet the fundraiser: Brad Jenkinson

Brad Jenkinson is taking on the Challenge Shepparton Half Ironman in memory of his son Hamish in the hope of raising funds to support children like him. 

Read more    October 11 2017, 2:36 pm

A clear vision

Thanks to community support, RCH ophthalmologists now have an Ocular Coherence Tomography machine which is helping to diagnose eye conditions in the hospital's youngest patients. Dr Susan Carden is using the device to care for patients like Xavier. 

Read more    October 10 2017, 11:18 am

Reflections of Joy Clarke - a lovely lady

President of CasKids Auxiliary, Joy Clarke, was a much loved and admired member of her Auxiliary. Robyn Anderson, her friend of 26 years, shared a heartfelt message about Joy's dedication to CasKids, and their beautiful friendship.

Read more    September 12 2017, 11:35 am

Mohamed shares his incredible RCH journey

Recipient of Australia’s first paediatric intestinal transplant, RCH patient Mohamed El Shazly has had an incredible journey. Here he shares that journey in his own words.

Read more    August 23 2017, 4:57 pm

A day in the life: Michelle and Ruby

For RCH Art Therapist Michelle Atlas and her dog Ruby, no two days at the hospital are the same. Here Michelle shares a glimpse at how they help children and families cope with the trauma of sexual assault.

Read more    August 15 2017, 3:50 pm

Cycling the Nullarbor for ChIPS

Dr Mick Creati is cycling his recumbent bike 4,000kms across the Nullarbor from Perth to Sydney in the hope of raising $20,000 for ChIPS.

Read more    August 10 2017, 2:07 pm

RCH Auxiliaries celebrate 95 years

This year, the RCH Auxiliaries celebrate 95 years of supporting the hospital.

Read more    August 9 2017, 10:20 pm

How music therapy makes a difference

In a medical environment, music can be incredible powerful. It has been proven to relieve pain, decrease anxiety and stress, reduce blood pressure and pulse rate, and releases endorphins to improve mood and relaxation.

Read more    August 8 2017, 5:15 pm

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

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