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NSW Health Award Finalists - Please VOTE.

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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Heart Centre cuties

Posted by Kylie Flament on 6 February 2014
A big thank you to Monty and Edie who were recently decked out in specially-made Heart Centre for Children t-shirts, supporting their Mum Catriona as she did her first ever triathlon (which raised a big chunk of money towards our new echo machines).  Here's a photo that was just sent through of the cuties in their great outfits.
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Valentines Day cake stall

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 January 2014
7-14 February is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, so we're going to celebrate Valentine's Day with a big cake stall and book sale in the entrance of The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  If you would like to help in any way, please call the Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 2326 or contact us here
Posted in: Fundraisers How you can help  

Welcome Charlotte

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 January 2014
We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Verrall into her new role as the Fontan Registry Coordinator.  Charlotte comes from the UK and has a science degree and several years' experience working with children and families.  She will work with us part-time, giving information to families about the Fontan Registry and coordinating relevant research projects.  For more information about the Fontan Registry, click here.
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Children's books needed

Posted by Kylie Flament on 16 January 2014
We are in need of more children's books for our waiting room (for kids and families to read while they're here, or purchase for $2, which goes towards purchasing new equipment for the Heart Centre).  Please feel free to drop or post books in anytime.  Contact Kylie on 02 9845 2326 if you can help in any way.  Thank you!!
Posted in: How you can help  

Join us for the Color Run

Posted by Kylie Flament on 14 January 2014
The Color Run is coming to Sydney Olympic Park once again on Sunday 9 February and we will be there, raising money for the Heart Centre for Children.  We would love to have a few more people on our team, so sign up via The Color Run and look for our team, The Pacemakers.  The morning event has sold out so get in quick!  Tickets for the afternoon are on sale from Wednesday 15 January.  Please call Kylie on 9845 2326 if you have any questions.
Posted in: Fundraisers How you can help  

Merry Christmas

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 December 2013

Wishing all of our patients, families, staff, supporters and visitors a very safe and happy festive season.  Thank you to Rachael who baked these amazing cakes for us recently - you spoil us!  And thank you to Precious Hearts who have once again put up a beautiful Christmas tree and surrounded it with gifts for patients who will be with us on Christmas Day.  No one wants to spend Christmas in hospital, but it is thanks to kind and generous people like you that it is made just that little bit easier. 

Thank you to everyone for your support of the Heart Centre this year.  It has been a busy one, with lots of good news, groundbreaking research and great new equipment.  Very best wishes from the whole team here.

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Congratulations Daniel

Posted by Kylie Flament on 10 December 2013
Daniel, one of our heart transplant patients (whose story is available here) wrote to us to let us know that he got his P plates recently - and then sent us this great snapshot.  Congratulations, Daniel!  Drive safe.
Posted in: Patients  

Thank you Speckled House

Posted by Gabbie Scarfe on 5 December 2013

Linda at Speckled House has kindly sent us a big box of baby blankets and storage hampers for our ward.  Thank you so much Linda and team, they're beautiful and will be wonderful for our little patients.

Anyone who is interested can find these items and more at www.speckledhouse.com

Posted in: Thank You's  

Looking for PhD students

Posted by Nadine Kasparian on 2 December 2013
Call for expressions of interest for PhD students who would like to research psychological aspects of paediatric heart disease. The Heart Centre for Children at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, in collaboration with the Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry and Sydney Children’s Hospital, is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals interested in completing a PhD in childhood heart disease research, specifically in the areas of psychology and quality of life. The full-time PhD would begin in March 2014, and be completed within 3 years with the support of an expert multidisciplinary team. EOI's should highlight the academic and/or clinical quality of the applicant and need not be accompanied by a project plan. However, if the applicant would like to suggest a particular project that is aimed at extending or translating evidence-based care for infants, children and young people diagnosed with heart disease and their families, this is also invited....
Posted in: Research  

In Memory of Madi

Posted by Kylie Flament on 28 November 2013
Rachel and Mathew lost their 10-year-old daughter Madi to heart disease in 2011 and miss her every day, but they are turning a tragedy into a drive to prevent other families from experiencing the same loss through raising money for research.  The Heart Centre for Children is working hard to understand Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), the causes of it, different treatment options and how to support families in their journey.  To find out more about Madi and her family's fundraising quest, and to donate, head to In Memory of Madi.  For more about our research programme, visit Kids Heart Research.
Posted in: Research Fundraisers How you can help  
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