For the past 8 years, the sunSCHine committee has been committed to raising funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, one of Australia’s leading medical centres for children. Over the years, the Surgery Department and more recently the Child Protection Unit at the Hospital have benefited from the significant funds raised at sunSCHine.
sunSCHine is one of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s signature annual events. The founder and chair of sunSCHine, Nikki Dunlop, experienced the dedicated and excellent care of the Hospital first hand when her young daughter Pia suffered a cardiac arrest at just two years old. The doctors and nurses spent fifty-five minutes resuscitating Pia and as a result, saved her life. (To hear more about Pia’s Story, please watch the video)
Recently we’ve seen a 30% increase in demand for our clinics and cardiac surgical procedures, which means some patients are waiting several months for care. Your support to help fund a cardiac ultrasound (Echo) machine will help us reduce patient waiting times so we provide an early diagnosis for children with suspected heart conditions. The Cardiac Ultrasound (Echo) Machine allows our cardiologists to look at the physical structure or blood flow of even the smallest hearts in a non-invasive, pain-free way to detect any potentially life-threatening abnormalities. Updating this essential piece of equipment will mean we can continue to meet the demand for our clinics as well as provide more advanced technology to capture clearer images with much greater definition.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation has a vision to ensure that every child - now and in the future - can access world-class medical care whenever they need it. We support The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, which incorporates Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service, Kids Research and other vital children’s services.
The Foundation funds the vital clinical care that children need today, so they have the best possible treatment and Hospital experience. We also invest in ground-breaking research that will help create a bright future for generations to come.
Established in 1986, the Foundation has contributed more than $130 million over 30+ years to support sick children and their families.
Our success is only possible because of the ongoing generous support of the community, corporate partners, Hospital staff, patients and their families.
For more information visit www.schf.org.au