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.

RCH Auxiliaries support $50,000 nursing scholarship

The 2017 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship Luncheon was a great success, supporting a $50,000 scholarship for gifted RCH nurses.

Read more    May 11 2017, 9:56 am

Good Friday Appeal funding supports great RCH care

Here are some of the exciting initiatives that will be funded thanks to your support of this year's Good Friday Appeal.

Read more    May 10 2017, 2:17 pm

Meet Albie, one of the hospital's little fighters

The face of our end of financial year fundraising campaign, Albie has been an RCH patient since before he was born.

Read more    May 5 2017, 10:56 pm

Getting Gabriel well

RCH patient Gabriel was born with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, a rare condition which causes the large vessels and ventricles in the heart to switch position.

Read more    May 4 2017, 3:50 pm

Finnan’s Gift supports RCH Cardiac Surgery

This week Olympic gold medallist Alisa Camplin-Warner and her husband Oliver presented the RCH Cardiac Surgery Unit with a $150,000 cheque for a state of the art surgical camera system.

Read more    May 4 2017, 3:47 pm

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

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