6 April 2020 Featured News

COVID-19 Update from the Children’s Hospital Foundation

During these unprecedented times the Children’s Hospital Foundation has been carefully following news and updates about COVID-19.   We are in a privileged position and have a special role working wonders for sick kids, and therefore feel a strong sense of responsibility to do our part to help keep them safe.

We are taking several precautionary measures aimed at protecting our staff, our volunteers and the many families and kids we engage with.

Making decisions such as these is not taken lightly, and we ask for your understanding at this time.

While some of our services and events are put on hold, we wholeheartedly ask that your support is not.  Our work to fund essential research, life-saving equipment and provide sick kids with the highest level of care must continue.  Our team remains available and happy to assist you should you wish to contact us.

We sincerely thank you for your understanding and continued support to help us work wonders for sick kids and their families.

At this time, we have contacted all volunteers and asked that anyone over the age of 60 years, and anyone that has a pre-existing respiratory, immunodeficiency or any underlying medical conditions, consider not coming in for their shifts.

Current services:

Family Resource Centre
Our Family Resource Centre is open and manned.

Kidzone
Kidzone is open between 9am and 5pm.

PLEASE NOTE – supervised play sessions are no longer available.  Caregivers are required to remain in Kidzone with children.

One adult per family will be allowed to accompany children in to Kidzone.

The time allowed in Kidzone is limited to two hours.

Toy/game loans will continue from Kidzone

Services on hold:

  • Way Finding
  • Operating Theatre support
  • Pet Therapy
  • Book Bunker
  • Bedside play
  • Emergency Department support
  • Bravery Beads
  • Juiced TV
  • Oncology outpatients support
  • Outpatient play
  • Cuddle Carers

Unfortunately, we have also made the difficult decision to cancel all future events until further notice.

Queensland Children’s Hospital

For the latest updates and information on restrictions at Queensland Children’s Hospital , please visit their dedicated COVID-19 web page.