16 July 2020 Latest News & Events

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. This includes the temporary suspension of some of our support services usually delivered by our caring ‘green army’ of 450 volunteers. Our volunteers are on standby and are ready to return when able! 

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

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. 

Current services:

Family Resource Centre

The Family Resource Centre is open and manned by our dedicated Children’s Hospital Foundation staff from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Families are welcome to visit when they need a quiet non-clinical space to relax, read, watch Tv or use the free internet kiosk with free printing, scanning and faxing services. Situated on level 2 of the Queensland Children’s Hospital, the family resource centre is open daily 6:00am -8:00pm daily.

 

Kidzone

Kidzone is located on level 6 of Queensland Children’s Hospital and is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

 

Bedside entertainment

In lieu of our usual bedside entertainment volunteers, we’re providing craft pack deliveries to wards every second day, as well as visiting each ward with our toy loans trolley

 

Distraction therapy

We’ve recently expanded our loans library to include: 

  • Digital devices such as Nintendo Switch Lite consoles, portable DVD players and LeapFrog early years devices.  
  • Play Ability collection: a range of switch adapted and sensory toys 

The items can be borrowed from Kidzone on level 6 of the hospital.  

 

Way Finding

Our Woolworths Way Finders are here to help! With slight change to our service due to social distancing restrictions, these dedicated volunteers are available Monday to Friday between 8am -3:30pm. You will find them based at the main reception desk, Level 2 of the Queensland Children’s Hospital

 

The Scholastic Book Bunker Library

The Scholastic Book Bunker is ready for all your reading needs. Patients and their families are welcome to drop into the Family Resource Centre reception desk where a staff member will help you borrow books. Staff are available Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.

 

Bravery Beads

The Bravery Beads program continues to be available.  Please visit the Bravery Beads page to find out more or call us on 3068 1662. 

 

Juiced TV

The Juiced TV that you know and love is now ‘Juiced Live!’.  Follow their Facebook page to watch patients interview celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth and Johnny Depp.  Patients can register their interest in being on the show through their website 


Volunteer 
Services on hold: 

Book Bunker mobile trolley
Cuddle Carers
Emergency Department support
Oncology outpatients support
Outpatient and Inpatient play
Pet Therapy 

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.