For the past seven 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 Hospital, Randwick is a very special place. Around the clock, our brilliant medical teams save lives and help children and families on the road to recovery, while our brightest medical researchers look for answers and make new discoveries.
Every day more than 120 children need urgent medical attention in our Emergency Department and more than 61,500 seriously ill and injured children are cared for every year.
Funds raised by sunSCHine are invested in clinical care, research, education and advocacy to ensure the Hospital keeps pace with advances in medical technology and attracts the best and most brilliant clinicians and researchers.
Community support and fundraising plays a vital role in the delivery of world-class paediatric care. ensure our children receive the quality of care they need and deserve—now and in the future.