12 December 2017 At the hospital

A Christmas message from our CEO

It has been an incredible year for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. We are proud to be making a real difference to the lives of our sickest kids and their families, while they’re in hospital and wherever they live throughout Queensland.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation are proud to have funded more than $3,400,000 towards vital research in life-saving treatments, improving clinical care aiding recovery for kids with trauma and burn injuries, discovering rapid diagnoses for infectious diseases and helping those with respiratory diseases to breathe easier.  

We are also excited about the formation of our Research Alliance, a joint initiative of Children’s Health Queensland and Children’s Hospital Foundation which will bring universities, researchers and clinicians together to pursue a program of big ideas, that will change health outcomes for children. Together, we are aiming to raise more than $25 million over the next five years thanks to the support of people like you.

We have funded almost $400,000 to purchase new specialised medical equipment throughout Queensland to help our hospital clinical teams deliver the very best care for our children. We also supported a range of clinical programs and services throughout the region to ensure all sick kids have access to the best possible care, wherever they live. With our support, those families experiencing the toughest of times, receive the care and support they need.

Our incredible volunteers made our children’s hospital a very special place every day of the year, helping sick kids to laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner. We were proud to bring 21 events to the children’s hospital, which included several new events on our calendar, such as Christmas Santa photos and a Halloween treasure hunt – which was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Whether it’s funding world-class research and state-of-the-art medical equipment, or supporting the healing environment in the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and throughout paediatric care facilities around Queensland and Northern NSW, everyone at the Children’s Hospital Foundation is celebrating the end of a very successful year.

I would like to thank all the team and our wonderful volunteers for their dedication over the last twelve months, working hard to exceed expectations and helping to make the biggest impact possible.

To all our sick kids and their families – thank you for allowing the Children’s Hospital Foundation into your lives, particularly during difficult times.

I am excited to lead my team into another successful year in 2018 so we can do more to ensure every child has the opportunity to live a happy, healthy life.

Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season to all,

Rosie Simpson

CEO

Children’s Hospital Foundation