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Team Harley - City2Surf 2017

Jun 27 2017
Mum Danielle puts it beautifully: "Why we started Team Harley: To raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease in memory of our amazing...

Halor's story

Jun 23 2017
One of our patients, Halor, was featured on The Children's Hospital at Westmead's Facebook page this week:     ...

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William & Rijen

Posted by Kylie Flament on 11 February 2013
Two of our little patients shared a special journey with the Heart Centre and became best friends after their third heart operation each.  They shared their story with the Daily Telegraph this weekend. The boys are united in their dislike of blood tests and joke about hiding from the nurses. "We did blood tests today," Rijen said, pointing to the Wiggles Band-Aids on his arms. "It didn't work, so we had to do it here; and then a finger prick. It goes all the way inside. It hurts. Sometimes I'm brave." As a reward for being so brave, the boys earn a "heart bead" for each procedure. They now have mighty necklaces. The black beads represent lousy days, yellow the good days that are special to the parents, who are so grateful for the work of hospital staff. They are all like family now. To view the full article click here ...
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Heart jewellery helps the Heart Centre

Posted by Kylie Flament on 1 February 2013

Gregory Jewellers have released a new line of silver jewellery and are donating 5% of the sales to the Heart Centre for Children after the newest member of the Gregory family spent some time with us here.  Thank you to the Gregory family and Gregory Jewellers for your support!

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Posted in: Fundraisers  

Ten for Ted

Posted by Kylie Flament on 24 January 2013

Thank you to Carolyn Galvin and her family and friends who raised $10,000 for the Heart Centre for Children over Christmas 2012.  Their generosity will contribute to our genetics programme, looking for answers to why some children are born with heart disease.

To see how you could support the Heart Centre, click here.

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Thank you Virginia

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 December 2012

A big thank you to Virginia Burns who organised a great big raffle and raised over $2,000 for the Heart Centre for Children. 

To see how you can help the Heart Centre, click here.

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A new Radio Frequency Perforator

Posted by Kylie Flament on 18 December 2012
Thanks to the incredible efforts of Debbie Kladis, Charlie Garcia and the team at Wishing Hearts, who organised a huge gala dinner in August 2012, we were able to purchase a Radio Frequency Perforator which will allow us to treat more children with catheterisation (keyhole surgery) rather than open heart surgery.  Dr Phil Roberts, Lead Interventional Cardiologist at the Heart Centre for Children, was delighted to receive the new piece of equipment in November and has had several cases where the device has been used already.
Posted in: Equipment Fundraisers Thank You's  

Panthers Visit

Posted on 14 December 2012
Penrith Panthers visit the Heart Centre for Children   14 December 2012

At the Wishing Hearts and Mates on a Mission gala dinner earlier in 2012, kind-hearted donors bought and named teddy bears to be given to the kids at the Heart Centre for Children and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  The Penrith Panthers came for a visit to help distribute these little bundles of joy around the wards and departments on 13 December.  We would like to thank them for taking the time to speak to many of our young patients, including some Parramatta Eels and Melbourne Storm supporters.  It brought smiles to many faces, just in time for Christmas.  Thanks guys! Click here to view more photos Click here for more information about the gala dinner.    ...
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A Heart Quilt raffle

Posted by Kylie Flament on 30 November 2012
Thank you to the quilt club who got together and made an incredible heart quilt that was raffled off in late 2012.  Over $1,000 was raised and put towards research into congenital heart disease.  Thank you for making such a difference, ladies!
Posted in: Fundraisers Thank You's  

Perfusion Unit of the Year

Posted on 23 November 2012
Heart Centre team named 'Perfusion Unit of the Year 2012 Each year, perfusionists from Australia, New Zealand and beyond gather for their Annual Scientific Meeting. This year the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand College of Perfusionists got together at the iconic Australian landmark, Uluru. This conference incorporated active participation and knowledge from many professional disciplines involved both directly and indirectly in the provision of cardiac surgery and extra-corporeal circulation for both adults and children.  This year’s program involved presentations from perfusionists, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anaesthetists, researchers and academics.   The scientific program included input from three leading international speakers who delivered landmark lectures on subjects pertaining to techniques and technologies surrounding the provision of cardiopulmonary bypass.  In addition to the three la...
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