Cherishing Children with Heart Disease
Please help support the SCHN Cardiac Service by voting for us in the NSW Health People's Choice Award.Voting closes on 1 November 2018.
Please click on the link below to vote in the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services category - Cherishing Children with Heart Disease
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We held a celebratory event on Monday to thank the major donors and fundraisers who made the purchase of a new Heart Lung Machine possible. Over 700 people contributed to the funds needed to get this machine, which acts as the heart and lungs for a patient during bypass surgery. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the community, both in dollar value and in the time and effort that went in to so many fundraising events. Thank you all.
This video explains a little more about how much it means to us:
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Little Monty and his family visited us today for the 2UE Radiothon which is raising much-needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The interview with his Mum Catriona can be found here.
Thank you Monty and co for brightening our day!!
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2UE is running a Radiothon to support The Children's Hospital at Westmead and a few staff from the Heart Centre for Children will be manning the phones at various points throughout the day on Wednesday 13 November. We would love to hear from you and we really appreciate any support that you can offer. We are currently fundraising for new equipment (including temporary pacemakers for after surgery and a new heart-lung machine for during bypass) and for our research (both genetic and psycho-social). For more information about the Radiothon, or to donate, head to http://www.2ue.com.au/childrenshospitalappeal.
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The story of one of our little patients, Monty, features in the NSW Helicopter Reform Plan. It's a touching tale because Monty went into cardiac shock at just seven days old and had to be rushed to The Children's Hospital at Westmead from Wyong. That's when we first met Monty and fell in love with the little guy, who pulled through just fine. To read Monty's story go to Page 20 of the Helicopter Reform Plan.
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A huge THANK YOU to Rachael, Belinda and Erin who organised the fabulous Zipper Tickers gala dinner in Newcastle this weekend. The venue was stunning, speeches touching and guests generous. It was a huge success in raising much-needed funds for an echo machine for the Heart Centre for Children, and a credit to the wonderful organisers. There are a few photos available via The Herald and should be more to come.
Photo (right): Rachael Coyte telling her story. Photo taken by Funky Kidz Photography.
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