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.

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

RCH launches electronic medical record

For the very first time, patients and families at the RCH have access to their medical records, and it’s our generous community of supporters who helped make it happen.

Read more    October 6 2016, 4:13 pm

Support Dr Sebastian King

It’s something we take for granted: feel hungry, eat, digest your meal and go about your day. Unfortunately, for many children enjoying a meal isn’t simple. Or enjoyable. That’s where Dr Sebastian King comes in.

Read more    August 16 2016, 2:42 pm

Community Counts: the Paediatric Intestinal Transplant Program

Thanks to philanthropy the RCH Intestinal Transplant Program is an Australian-first, saving the lives of desperately sick children.

Read more    August 16 2016, 1:25 pm

Talon's second chance

Talon wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for an organ donor. Thanks to a life-saving liver and intestinal transplant, Talon is enjoying being a kid for the first time.

Read more    August 4 2016, 3:58 pm

Intensive Care is keeping up the pace

Caring for critically ill infants, children and young people from Victoria and across the country, the RCH Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is an exceptional place. Highly-trained staff and cutting-edge technology are essential to saving lives. As is philanthropy.

Read more    August 1 2016, 1:36 pm

Thanks Finley!

It’s been 10 years since the RCH saved Finley Warren’s life. Determined to give back to the hospital as a thank you for the care he received, Fin aims to raise $10,000 by busking from Maffra to Melbourne.

Read more    July 29 2016, 3:58 pm

Workplace Giving supports great RCH care

Philanthropy has always played a vital role in the hospital’s development and Workplace Giving is a wonderful example of community generosity. Currently, Workplace Giving is funding two important areas of the hospital: Wadja Aboriginal Family Place and the Children’s Bioethics Centre.

Read more    July 15 2016, 9:16 am

Giving is the best way to celebrate

For five year-old Ryka Gulati, holding a ‘Giving in Celebration’ birthday party for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation was an easy decision to make.

Read more    July 12 2016, 3:44 pm

Helping Heath

Jessica Bower’s uneventful pregnancy left her and husband Cameron unprepared for baby Heath’s alarming arrival. Born at 36 weeks, Heath was blue, barely breathing and paralysed on the right side. X-rays confirmed that his “lungs were not good”.

Read more    July 7 2016, 11:06 am

Community Counts: advancing cancer research across the globe

The RCH and MCRI are assisting groundbreaking cancer research across the globe thanks to community generosity.

Read more    July 5 2016, 1:06 pm

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