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Who Are Children's Hospitals

Children's Hospital Foundations Australia (Children's Hospitals) is the national fundraising partnership of five of Australia's most well-known children's hospital foundations.

These hospital foundations include (rollover the balloons below to find out more):

Over 1.65 million occasions of care are provided for sick and injured children by the five children's hospitals each year; collectively they care for over 80% of all sick and injured children in Australia. There are few people in Australia and beyond whose lives have not been, or will not be, touched by one of our children's hospitals. Read some of these stories here.

The projects, initiatives and activities funded by Children's Hospitals ensure the highest standard of paediatric care including lifesaving medical equipment and technology, ongoing research into breakthrough treatments and cures, and essential support and services for patients and their families. These areas are not supported by government or a hospitals’ standard operating costs, and as such, Children's Hospitals and their partner foundations rely on the generosity of the community to fund the critical areas of need that otherwise would not exist within our children's hospitals. Learn more about what Huggies® are donating to Children's Hospitals, and for as little as $5, what your donation to Children's Hospitals could fund.

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation provides funding for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, in Perth, to help to make things that little bit better for the hospital's young patients and their families through the purchase of vital medical equipment, funding of specialist staff positions and training, research and new technologies.

During the past year alone, PMH saw more than 71,500 children present to the Emergency Department, over 12,500 patients were admitted for an overnight stay or longer and over 180,000 Outpatients appointments were attended to.

Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation

The Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation raises money and invests in initiatives that support the care and future health of South Australia's women, babies and children.

The Women's & Children's Hospital is South Australia's main provider of specialist care for children and young people with acute and chronic conditions, and is the state's largest maternity and obstetric service.

Each year the Hospital provides expert maternity care for around 5,000 births, treats over 39,000 sick and injured children in the Emergency Department and provides over 250,000 specialist outpatient services to women and children.

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation helps, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, to implement life-changing and life-saving advances in child health care.

Donated funds are utilised for purposes of medical excellence, in the areas of research, leadership, training, technology, equipment, and patient and family centred care.

Annually, the RCH sees more than 70,036 children through the doors of the Emergency Department, provide and more than 210,956 Outpatient clinics appointments per year.

Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation's core purpose is to provide funding assistance for the support of equipment, research and clinical services at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Each year, the Hospital admits over 39,000 critically ill and injured children, including over 900 admissions to the Intensive Care Unit. Each day over 100 children who come through our Emergency doors are treated, with on average 24 of them undergoing surgery.

The Hospital's expert medical staff touch the lives many children through the Hospital's Outreach and Outpatient Services, providing more than 312,000 occasions of specialist care each year.

Royal Children's Hospital Foundation

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation cares for children through more than 280,000 hospital visits and treating over 37,000 sick and injured kids from regional and rural communities across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

The Children's Health Foundation helps to fund clinical research, vital medical equipment and is invested into a range of patient support programs and services, backed up by more than 500 volunteers who work tirelessly to lift the spirit of sick kids and their families during their time in hospital through information desks and the cuddle carers program.