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Oct 30 2018
Cherishing Children with Heart Disease Please help support the SCHN Cardiac Service by voting for us in the NSW Health People's Choice A...

Cardiology transition workshop for adolescents

Sep 18 2018
Not sure about transitioning to the adult health service? Come along to our workshop and hear about living well with congenital heart disease. ...

A lovely letter from a Heart Centre family

Aug 24 2017
The family of one of our patients has written a beautiful letter of appreciation. It shows how many people and various roles work together to ma...

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Jasmine's cake stall

Posted on 30 April 2014
Thank you so much to our friend Jasmine who decided to do a little good these school holidays and set up a bake sale outside her house to raise money for the Heart Centre for Children.  Jasmine and her grandmother baked all day to have a table full of goodies for people to choose from, and then Jasmine and her friends Amelie, Astrid, Chloe, Georgia and Violet sold the cookies and cakes, raising a fantastic $83.50 for us.  The money will be put towards purchasing a Heart-Lung Machine, to help us to perform life-saving surgery on babies and children just like Jasmine, who was born with a heart condition. What an amazing young lady!  Thank you Jasmine!! Click here to find out How You Can Help too. ...
Posted in: Fundraisers Patients  

William's first soccer game

Posted by Kylie Flament on 17 April 2014
William was born with a rare form of congenital heart disease involving a complex single ventricle.  After undergoing several surgeries to give him a special Fontan circulation, William finally had the energy to run around like other children his age.  Celebrating his first soccer game last week was a dream come true for William and his family, and a delight for the Heart Centre for Children staff to see, thanks to these photos from William's Mum, Lisa.  To find out more about a range of heart conditions, click here. To help us to help more children like William, go to our How You Can Help page. ...
Posted in: Patients  

Now hiring

Posted by Kylie Flament on 17 April 2014

We are currently hiring a Perfusionist and an Imaging Fellow at the Heart Centre for Children.  More information can be found at:

Perfusionist -

Imaging Fellow -

Posted in: Staff  

Grin and Bear It success

Posted by Kylie Flament on 9 April 2014
The Heart Centre for Children entered a team in the inaugural Grin and Bear It challenge, in conjunction with Raw Challenge.  Six kilometres of mud and obstacles lay between us and the celebration breakfast at the finish line, and the team did amazingly well.  Not only did we all complete the course, but we did it while pushing prams through the first two kilometres, carrying weights through other parts, dragging tyres, swimming through ice-filled mud pits, crawling up tunnels, and more besides.  We know that this is nothing compared to what some of our young patients endure, and were happy to raise over $2,000 towards new equipment for the department. Thank you to everyone who supported us (and to the Mum of one of our patients, Rachel, who came to cheer us on and take photos!).  Photos are available on the Bandaged Bear Facebook page. ...
Posted in: Fundraisers Thank You's  

New pulse oximeters

Posted by Kylie Flament on 9 April 2014
A while ago, a lovely young couple (Rachael and David) kindly asked guests at their engagement party to make donations to us instead of giving gifts.  The result was overwhelming, and with the funds we were able to purchase three brand new pulse oximeters - one large (left) and two small (right).  These help us to measure a patient's oxygen saturation (the amount of oxygen that is getting around the body) which is important in lots of cases - including for patients that need multiple surgeries, who can go home between each one and report in to our nurses about how well their heart is getting oxygen around the body.  Thank you once again to Rachael and David, and all their guests, for their generous support.  It will certainly go a long way, with these machines able to be used for thousands of patients over the next few years. ...
Posted in: Equipment Thank You's  

Welcome Dr Yishay Orr

Posted by Kylie Flament on 2 April 2014
Last month we welcomed a new surgeon to the team.  Dr Yishay Orr comes to us with many years of experience in paediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and we are delighted to have her join the Heart Centre for Children.
Posted in: Doctors Work Staff  

The Grin and Bear it Challenge

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 11 March 2014
On Sunday 23rd March, The Children's Hospital at Westmead is hosting The Grin and Bear it Challenge - an obstacle event designed to test strength, stamina and agility (and to have fun while doing it).   We have put a team together, by the name of Heart to Beat, and would love for you to join us.  The registration fee is $59, which covers your food and drink, bus transfers, event t-shirt, 2 x bootcamp training sessions and event pack. We are encouraged a minimum fundraising target of $750 per person. Collection from Westmead Children's Hospital will be at 3am to commence the obstacle course at 6am, or alternatively you can make your way to RAW Challenge course at 110 Pacific Highway, Doyalson NSW 2262. For more information on the event or to register head to: To support our team, go to: ...
Posted in: Fundraisers  

Chain Reaction Challenge

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 19 February 2014
Associate Professor Stuart Grieve, a radiologist at RPA Hospital, will be participating in the Chain Reaction Challenge, a 1200km in seven days cycling event around Tasmania, between Saturday 22 March and Friday 28 March. Stuart hopes to raise money to purchase an MRI-compatible cycle ergometer which will support cardiac MRI-related research at CHW. If you would like to sponsor him for this ride please go to:
                Stuart Grieve – Fundraising Page 
Alternatively you can send him a cheque made payable to the 'Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation'. If you are interested in more information on the ride please visit ...
Posted in: Fundraisers  

Patient Feedback

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 19 February 2014

Thank you to the wonderful family for the recognition of the work our staff do at The Children’s Hospital in a feedback box submission recently. 

The feedback reads:

“All the nurses were exceptionally friendly, helpful and supportive.  There was definitely the "care" factor which made all the difference and a positive experience. 

THANK YOU to all the doctors, specialists and nurses for everything they have done for my child who means the world to me.  Thank you and wishing you all the best.”

Posted in: Patients  

Valentine's Day cake stall

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 17 February 2014

On Friday 14 February, the Heart Centre for Children staff held a cake stall to celebrate Valentine's Day and the end of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week.  As usual, it was a great success and we saw many happy faces.  The event raised over $500, which will go towards purchasing a heart-lung machine. 

To find out how you can help us to buy this key piece of equipment go to How You Can Help.

Posted in: Fundraisers  
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